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#2190: Marine Links KSM Visa Center To Daniel Pearl Snuff Film Pilot, Norad Santa JonBenét

Abel Danger - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:37
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the KSM National Visa Center, launched in 1994 by his sister Kristine 'Serco' Marcy, to the electronic warfare pilot Russell Williams who appears to have obtained visas needed to send Khaled Sheikh Mohammed's snuff film crew to Pakistan to decapitate Daniel Pearl on February 1, 2002 and a NORAD Santa "foreign faction" to kill JonBenét Ramsey on Christmas Day 1996.

McConnell claims that Marcy, former Senior Counsel for Detention and Deportation at the INS, and Serco, the world’s biggest outsourcing company and air traffic controller, provided Russell Williams – a former E/W pilot for the Canadian Department of National Defence – with a visaed hit team led by Khaled Sheikh Mohammed for deployment in the 1994 Operation Bojinka.

McConnell claims that Marcy ordered Williams to fly a "small foreign faction" of visaed killers to Colorado to produce a Norad Santa snuff film of the torture murder of JonBenét for later use in extorting her father's Pentagon clients into outsourcing the Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Information, Technology, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4I2TSR) functions of the U.S. Air Force Space Command to Serco in preparation for KSM Visa 9/11.

McConnell notes that the M.O. of the KSM visa-center crime scene is always the same: Serco's air traffic controllers impute ad hoc way points into targeted aircraft (or Norad Santa reindeer!) through the U.S. Air Force Space Command while his sister prepositions visaed Con Air aliens at crime scenes to remove any evidence that might expose her National Visa Center conspiracy.

McConnell challenges his sister and Rupert Soames, Serco's April Fool's Day Chief Executive Officer, to respond to his allegations while reminding them of the Jeffersonian dictum “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Prequel 1: #2189: Marine Links Sister’s KSM Visa Handlers To ATC Serco Crime Scenes, MH 17 Waypoints Kiev

Meet Marcy   
9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed appears in court 

Daniel Pearl execution video
JonBenet Ramsey Detectives New Book Casts Doubt on Intruder Theory 

"visa 
1. an endorsement made by an authorized representative of one country upon a passport issued by another, permitting the passport holder entry into or transit through the country making the endorsement. verb (used with object), visaed, visaing. 
2. to give a visa to; approve a visa for. 
3. to put a visa on (a passport)."

"Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered by Al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Pakistan.[1][2][3]

Pearl was kidnapped while working as the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in Mumbai, India. He had gone to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the alleged links between Richard Reid (the "shoe bomber") and Al-Qaeda. He was subsequently killed by his captors.[4][5]

In July 2002, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British national of Pakistani origin, was sentenced to death by hanging for Pearl's abduction and murder.[1][6] In March 2007, at a closed military hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed stated that he had personally beheaded Pearl.[2][7][8] Al-Qaeda member Saif al-Adel has also been connected with the kidnapping.[3]"

"Secret Santa Visit
Carnes Account. 
"On December 25, 1996, while playing at the home of a neighborhood friend, JonBenet told her friend's mother that "Santa Claus" was going to pay her a "special" visit after Christmas and that it was a secret. (SMF P 124; PSMF P 124.) The person who may have said this to JonBenet has never been identified. (SMF P 125; PSMF P 125.)" (Carnes 2003:101).

PMPT Account. "Barbara Kostanick was the mother of a playmate of JBR's. She asserted: "The day before Christmas, JonBenet was at our house playing with Megan. The kids were talking about Santa, getting all excited. I asked JonBenet if she had visited Santa Claus yet. She said, "Oh, Santa was at our Christmas party the other night." Megan had seen Santa at the Pearl Street Mall, so we talked about that. Then JonBenet said, "Santa Claus promised that he would make a secret visit after Christmas." I thought she was confused. "Christmas is tonight," I told her. "And Santa will be coming tonight." "No, no" JonBenet insisted. "He said this would be after Christmas. And it's a secret" (Schiller 1999:38-39).

Rocky Mountain News Account. Reportedly, "Patsy Ramsey has said she never heard JonBenet make the statement about Santa."”

"John Bennett Ramsey (born December 7, 1943) is an American business man, author, and father of homicide victim JonBenét Ramsey. He was the first to discover JonBenét's body in the wine cellar of the Ramseys' 15-room home in Boulder, Colorado, on December 26, 1996, just hours after her murder….

Ramsey was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Mary Jane (née Bennett) and James Dudley "Jay" Ramsey.[1] His net worth was reported at $6.4 million as of May 1, 1996. He graduated from Michigan State University. A distinguished naval officer, he holds a pilot's license and owns two planes.[2] In 1989, late in his military career, he formed the Advanced Product Group, one of three companies that merged to become Access Graphics. After mandatory military retirement, he became president and chief executive officer of Access Graphics, a computer services company and a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin.[3] In 1996, Access Graphics grossed over $1 billion, and he was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. Immediately following the murder he was "temporarily replaced so the company did not have to bother him about business matters as hegrieved", according to Lockheed spokesman Evan McCollum.[4] Ramsey soon left his job to move his family toMichigan, where he joined another computer company. Access Graphics was later sold to General Electric in 1997. He has a son named Burke Ramsey." 

"Col. Russell Williams’ double life?
Top officer facing murder charges commanded Canada’s largest air base, flew top diplomats Michael Friscolanti February 8, 2010 …

Today, Lieutenant-General André Deschamps, Chief of the Air Staff, issued a far more somber statement. “This situation affects us all and I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the families of those affected by these tragic events,” he said. "Although one is considered innocent until proven guilty, in light of the seriousness of the charges, and in consideration of the high level of responsibilities attached to the position of Wing Commander, an interim Wing Commander for 8 Wing Trenton will soon be appointed…The Canadian Forces hold their members to a very high standard of conduct and performance, in Canada or abroad, on or off military duty. I confirm that the Air Force is fully supporting civilian authorities in the conduct of the current matter."

A self-described "avid golfer, keen photographer, fisherman and runner," Williams enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1987 after earning an economics and political science degree from the University of Toronto. He received his flying wings in 1990 and two years later was posted to 434 (Combat Support) Squadron in Shearwater, where he flew the CC144 Challenger in the electronic warfare/coastal patrol role. He was subsequently posted to 412 (Transport) Squadron in Ottawa, where he continued to fly the Challenger, this time hauling VIPs. Promoted to major in 1999 and lieutenant-colonel in 2004, he also served as commanding officer at Camp Mirage, the ultra-secretive forward logistics base that the government has never officially acknowledged, but is widely reported to be in Dubai. In January 2009, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Language School in Gatineau, Que., for a six-month period of French training, his last step before Trenton."

"This section of the website explains the entry process (also called "registration") for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, which is the first step in pursuing a diversity immigrant visa. Additional steps are covered in subsequent pages, and are displayed on the visual flow chart above.

Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants," from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A limited number of visas are available each fiscal year. The DVs are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.

For a list of countries/areas by region whose natives are eligible for DV-2016 and DV-2015, please refer to the DV Instructions.

The requirements for the DV program are established by U.S. immigration law. If you are planning to register for the DV program, be sure to look closely at the requirements for this type of visa.

Note: There is no cost to register for the DV Program."

"When should I appear for my immigrant visa interview? The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives applications for immigrant and diversity visas on an appointment basis only. Applicants for immigrant or diversity visas will receive notification of an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi via a letter from the National Visa Center or the Kentucky Consular Center. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi also accepts petitions from U.S. citizens resident in the UAE on a limited basis and will notify immigrant visa applicants of their appointments. For further information on immigrant visa interview appointments, please refer to our Immigrant Visa Interview Appointments page on this website."

"The United States 9/11 Commission Report notes that, "By his own account, KSM's animus toward the United States stemmed not from his experiences there as a student, but rather from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel."[18] However, on August 29, 2009, The Washington Post reported from US intelligence sources that Mohammed's time in the U.S. contributed to his becoming a terrorist."KSM's limited and negative experience in the United States — which included a brief jail stay [and an exploitable profile in the Serco/Marcy National Visa Center database] because of unpaid bills — almost certainly helped propel him on his path to becoming a terrorist," according to this intelligence summary. "He stated that his contact with Americans, while minimal, confirmed his view that the United States was a debauched and racist country."[19] …

Transfer to Guantánamo [by Kristine Marcy's Con Air for a waterboarded confession] and hearing before his Combatant Status Review Tribunal[edit]

On September 6, 2006, then-American President George W. Bush confirmed, for the first time, that the CIA had held "high-value detainees" for interrogation in secret prisons around the world.[86] He also announced that fourteen senior captives, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, were being transferred from CIA custody, to military custody, at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and that these fourteen captives could now expect to face charges before Guantanamo military commissions.

In a September 29, 2006, speech, Bush stated:

Once captured, Abu Zubaydah, Ramzi bin al Shibh, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were taken into custody of the Central Intelligence Agency. The questioning of these and other suspected terrorists provided information that helped us protect the American people. They helped us break up a cell of Southeast Asian terrorist operatives that had been groomed for attacks inside the United States. They helped us disrupt an al Qaeda operation to develop anthrax for terrorist attacks. They helped us stop a planned strike on a U.S. Marine camp in Djibouti, and to prevent a planned attack on the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, and to foil a plot to hijack passenger planes and to fly them into Heathrow Airport and London's Canary Wharf.[87]

In March 2007, Mohammed testified before a closed-door hearing in Guantánamo Bay. According to transcripts of the hearing released by the Pentagon, he said, "I was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z." The transcripts also show him confessing to:

Organizing the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, 
The Bali nightclub bombings
Richard Reid's attempted shoe bombing, 
Planning the attacks on Heathrow Airport and Big Ben clock tower in London, 
Daniel Pearl's murder in 2002, assassination attempts on Pope John Paul II, 
Pervez Musharraf and Bill Clinton.[88]

Because war, for sure, there will be victims. When I said I'm not happy that three thousand been killed in America. I feel sorry even. 
...

Killing is prohibited in all what you call the People of the Book, Jews, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. You know the Ten Commandments very well. The Ten Commandments are shared between all of us. We all are serving one God.

—Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, before his tribunal[33]

On March 15, 2007, BBC News reported that "Transcripts of his testimony were translated from Arabic and edited by the U.S. Department of Defense to remove sensitive intelligence material before release. It appeared, from a judge's question, that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had made allegations of torture in US custody." In the Defense Department transcript, Mohammed said his statement was not made under duress but Mohammed and human rights advocates have alleged that he was tortured. CIA officials have previously told ABC News that "Mohammed lasted the longest under waterboarding, two and a half minutes, before beginning to talk."[89] Legal experts say this could taint all his statements. Forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner, M.D., an expert in false confessions, observed from the testimony transcript that his concerns about his family may have been far more influential in soliciting Mohammed's cooperation than any earlier reported mistreatment.[90]

One CIA official cautioned that "many of Mohammed's claims during interrogation were 'white noise' designed to send the U.S. on wild goose chases or to get him through the day's interrogation session." For example, according to Mike Rogers, a former FBI agent and the top Republican on the terrorism panel of the House Intelligence Committee, he admitted responsibility for the Bali nightclub bombing, but his involvement "could have been as small as arranging a safe house for travel. It could have been arranging finance." Mohammed also made the admission that he was "responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center Operation," which killed six and injured more than 1,000 when a bomb was detonated in an underground garage, Mohammed did not plan the attack, but he may have supported it. Michael Welner noted that by offering legitimate information to interrogators, Mohammed had secured the leverage to provide misinformation as well.[91]"
  
"Serco Services Inc. 10-K 2006 http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/SI_International_(SINT)/Filing/10-K/2006/F3136901

Throughout this document, we occasionally distinguish between SI International, Inc., as a company separate from its subsidiaries, and SI International, Inc., as a company combined with its subsidiaries. In order to clarify which entity we are referring to in various discussions, we use the terms "SI International, Inc." and "SI International" to refer to SI International, Inc. without its subsidiaries. All other references, including “SI," "the Company," "we" and "us" refer to SI International and its subsidiaries. 
...

NVC Contract Award. On January 31, 2006, in a recompetition for our expiring National Visa Center, or NVC, contract, we were awarded the successor contract for the NVC contract by the Department of State. Under the contract, we anticipate performing over 20 million immigrant visa transactions each year at the NVC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The prime contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options with an announced value of approximately $84 million, inclusive of the options.

Overview

We are a provider of mission critical information technology and network solutions primarily to the Federal Government. Our business is guided by our experienced team of eight executive officers and over twenty-five other corporate officers who manage and are responsible for successfully growing our business. As of the end of fiscal year 2005, we employed over 4,000 employees. Approximately 85% of our employees hold Federal Government security clearances or have passed National Agency Checks. Approximately 15% of our employees hold Top Secret security clearances. A significant portion of our employees who hold Top Secret security clearances also hold Sensitive Compartmental Information clearances, which permit us to bid on highly classified projects.

Our broad set of contract vehicles gives us extensive reach and enables us to deliver a full range of our services and solutions to the Federal Government. The strength of our service offerings and information technology expertise allows us to maintain substantial relationships with clients, some of whom have been clients of ours, or of one of our acquired businesses, for over 20 years. In fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2004, we derived approximately 75% and 81%, respectively, of our revenue from contracts on which we acted as prime contractor. Acting as a prime contractor provides us with stronger client relationships, as well as the visibility and access to new work that are not available when acting as a subcontractor. Our total backlog as of December 31, 2005 was approximately $854 million, of which approximately $191 million was funded. See "—Backlog" for a discussion of how we calculate backlog.

Item 1A. Risk Factors Risks Related to Our Industry

We depend on contracts with the Federal Government for most of our revenue, and our business would be seriously harmed if the government ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us.

We derived 98.1% and 96.6% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, from Federal Government contracts, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor. This includes 46.9% and 52.8% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, that we derived, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor, from contracts with agencies of the DoD and Intelligence community. We expect that we will continue to derive most of our revenue for the foreseeable future from work performed under Federal Government contracts. If we were suspended or otherwise prohibited from contracting with the Federal Government generally, or with any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community, or if our reputation or relationship with the Federal Government or any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community were impaired, or if any of the foregoing otherwise ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results would be materially adversely affected.

The following chart provides certain information regarding our four largest contracts for fiscal year 2005, in terms of revenues:



"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.

The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.

Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.

The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.

The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling.
…. 

The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the fi ling of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"

"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook 
Date : 10 November 2014 
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

… Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. 
….

In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing.

For further information please contact Serco:

Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226
Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959 
Analyst and institutional investor meeting…….

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Ferguson: An Experiment - Riots Are Tools - Total Media Boycott Called For - De-Militarize the Police - America Is Being Transformed Into a "Gaza Strip" - "The Israelification of American Domestic Security" - Disengage American Police From Israeli...

Abel Danger - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 03:44
Source: thecenterforinvestigativejournalism

US police get anti-terror training in Israel on privately funded trips

By Ali Winston / September 16, 2014

An officer aims his rifle during a protest in Ferguson, Mo. The protests have reignited concerns about the militarization of U.S. law enforcement. Credit: Charlie Riedel/AP


The clouds of tear gas, flurries of projectiles and images of police officers outfitted in military-grade hardware in Ferguson, Missouri, have reignited concerns about the militarization of domestic law enforcement in the United States.

But there has been another, little-discussed change in the training of American police since the 9/11 attacks: At least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from agencies large and small – from New York and Maine to Orange County and Oakland, California – have traveled to Israel for privately funded seminars in what is described as counterterrorism techniques.

For some, dispatching American police to train in a foreign country battered by decades of war, terror attacks and strife highlights how dramatically U.S. law enforcement has changed in the 13 years since al-Qaida airplane hijackers crashed into New York's World Trade Center. In many places, the image of the friendly cop on the beat has been replaced by intimidating, fully armed military-style troops. And Israel has played part in that transition. 

As these trips to Israel became more commonplace, the militarization of U.S. law enforcement also was driven by the creation of various homeland security initiatives and billions of dollars of surplus military-grade equipment donated to local departments through the 1033 program after 9/11

Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, described the tactics he sees American police use today as “a near replica” of their Israeli counterparts.
 
"Whether it is in Ferguson or L.A., we see a similar response all the time in the form of a disproportionate number of combat-ready police with military gear who are ready to use tear gas at short notice," Syed said. "Whenever you find 50 people at a demonstration, there is always a SWAT team in sight or right around the corner."

The law enforcement seminars in some ways resemble other privately funded trips to Israel, such as the birthright trips for Jewish young adults and programs for politicians, educators and other professionals. Stops on the law enforcement tours include not just the Western Wall, but also West Bank border checkpoints, military facilities and surveillance installations.

Participants speak highly of the experience. Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer called Israel "the Harvard of antiterrorism" after taking part in a 2005 trip sponsored by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Capt. Brad Virgoe of the Orange County Sheriff's Department in California called the 2013 session he took part in an "amazing experience," recalling visits to checkpoints in Eilat at the Israeli-Egyptian border and in the West Bank near Bethlehem. 

Since 2002, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee's Project Interchange and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs have sent police chiefs, assistant chiefs and captains on fully paid trips to Israel and the Palestinian territories to observe the operations of the Israeli national police, the Israel Defense Forces, the Israeli Border Patrol and the country’s intelligence services. Tax documents from the Jewish Institute show the organization spent $36,857 on the trips in 2012. 

The U.S. program began less than a year after 9/11, when the Jewish Institute brought nine American police officials to Israel to meet with Uzi Landau, Israel's public security minister at the time. Participants represented the New York and Los Angeles police departments, the Major County Sheriffs' Association, the New York and New Jersey Port Authority police and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority police. 

Recently, the seminars drew attention during the Ferguson protests because the former chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, who retired in January, had participated in a 2011 trip to Israel sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.
Israeli security forces' history of training police in counterinsurgency tactics predated that trip. In Mexico’s Chiapas state, Israeli military officials have been training police and military to combat the Zapatista uprising since 1994. The most recent Israeli training mission to Chiapas took place in May 2013

Topics covered have included preventing and responding to terrorist attacks and suicide bombings, the evolution of terrorist operations and tactics, security for transit infrastructure, intelligence sharing, and balancing crime fighting and antiterrorism efforts. The training also touches on ways to use Israel’s counterinsurgency tactics to control crowds during protests and riots. 

Virgoe told CIR that he and his Israeli counterparts frequently discussed protests and crowd control methods. 

"Around Bethlehem, they deal with it on a daily basis," he said. "Rock throwing, it happens all the time, and they've become very proficient at dealing with large crowds on a moment’s notice."

Virgoe also recounted the Israeli national police's efficiency in dealing with hundreds of thousands of Sephardic Jews who poured into Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in October. 

Demonstrators protest the Anti-Defamation League's Israel training trips for U.S. police in front of the group's office in San Francisco. Credit: Ali Winston for CIR 
The head of the Maine State Police, Col. Robert Williams, joined a trip sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League in early 2013. Speaking to the Bangor Daily News after his return, he noted that his Israeli counterparts had decades of experience in dealing with protests and he was impressed with their ability to suppress demonstrations. 

"They call it riots and we call it civil unrest," Williams told the newspaper

San Diego Assistant Police Chief Walt Vasquez was on the same October 2013 trip as Virgoe and described a week of travel and training with the national police, Israel Defense Forces and intelligence officials. Vasquez also recalled "lots of discussions about crowd control" tactics. He was intrigued by a demonstration of the extensive surveillance camera network that covers Jerusalem. 

Crowd control training provided by Israeli authorities to American law enforcement officials disturbs Human Rights Watch researcher Bill Van Esveld, who studies Israel and Palestine. 

In Israel, "in a majority of cases, you're seeing demonstrations that start with rock-throwing and devolve into tear gas, rubber bullets and sometimes live rounds being fired at people who are throwing stones," he said. 

Van Esveld added that his research has shown the risks for law enforcement are not as high in Israel, where he said officers and soldiers frequently disobey orders governing lethal force against demonstrators and rarely face discipline or other consequences. 

"It is very rare that you get a soldier or policeman thrown in jail for killing or injuring someone – in practice, there's a lot of looking the other way," he said. 

Israel's use of less-lethal munitions in crowd control received international attention in 2009, when American activist Tristan Anderson was struck in the face with a high-velocity tear gas canister during a West Bank demonstration against Israel’s border wall. His skull was shattered, leaving him in a coma for months. Now, he uses a wheelchair. 

Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, said the seminars reflect a militarized mindset diametrically opposed to traditional police-community relations in the United States. "If American police and sheriffs consider they're in occupation of neighborhoods like Ferguson and East Harlem, this training is extremely appropriate – they’re learning how to suppress a people, deny their rights and use force to hold down a subject population,” said Khalidi, a longtime critic of the Israeli occupation.

He pointed out a fundamental difference between the American and Israeli justice systems: Jewish residents fall under Israeli criminal law, but Palestinians are subject to Israel’s military justice system. Khalidi said Americans are learning paramilitary and counterinsurgency tactics from the Israeli military, border patrol and intelligence services, which enforce military law. 

The most tangible evidence that the training is having an impact on American policing is that both countries are using identical equipment against demonstrators, according to a 2013 report by the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem and photographs of such equipment taken at demonstrations in Ferguson and Oakland and Anaheim, California. 

Tear gas grenades, "triple chaser" gas canisters and stun grenades made by the American companies Combined Systems Inc. and Defense Technology Corp. were used in all three U.S. incidents, as well as by Israeli security forces and military units. 

Footage shot by activist Jacob Crawford in Ferguson last month revealed law enforcement used a long-range acoustic device that sends out high-pitched, painful noises designed to scatter crowds. Israeli forces first used such devices in response to West Bank protests in 2005, according to the B'Tselem report. 

David Friedman, the Washington, D.C., regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, organized the dozen Israel seminars hosted by his organization for law enforcement leaders. For logistical reasons, he said, participation has been limited to "the highest levels of law enforcement." However, Friedman confirmed that the University of Wisconsin's police department participated, and news coverage as well as news releases from his organization show other smaller agencies and campus police began participating in the mid-2000s.

Last year, the league brought American law enforcement to meet with Palestinian police in Bethlehem for the first time.
 
Friedman declined to reveal how much the seminars have cost his group. The main focus is on strategies and tactics, he said, but the Israeli officials are not "giving guidance or instruction on these matters."

Friedman emphasized that counterterrorism is the focus of the seminar, though he acknowledged that crowd control does figure into the training, with Israeli officials showing footage and presentations from protests and demonstrating the equipment they use. 

The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and the American Jewish Committee did not respond to interview requests about the law enforcement training seminars they sponsor. 

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated who is subject to Israel's military justice system.
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Source: jimstonejournalism
 
December 2nd, 2014

This web site is getting attacked repeatedly and wiped out over the following report. This page is still being restored, it ended up being harder than I thought it would be to fix. THIS NAILED IT BIG TIME, READ IT IN FULL, ARCHIVE AND POST!!!
 
Heads up Judgedredd, they hacked the mirror also. Look for a DIV in the last two lines of code and delete it, it should not be there but I cannot see the mirror acting up. That is actually worse than knowing there is a problem. I know I never put a DIV on this page so it should not be on the mirror.

This is the exact topic that got them to wipe this web site out: 

Our police are trained in Israel now and more and more are now treating everyone, (not just blacks) like the enemy the same way Isreal treats Palestinians. AND THERE IS A REASON - BECAUSE THEY SCREWED US AND THEY KNOW IT, AND THEY FEAR BACKLASH. 

Justifying the installation of an Israeli trained police state is the real reason for the Ferguson riots, which would have never happened absent the Jewish owned media pumping it all up.
After robbing America blind via the Federal Reserve and other venues, they fear a well deserved backlash and want that backlash rendered impotent. This can be accomplished via a Palestinian style military state in America which the riots are supposed to justify. 

Ridiculous you say? Consider this: 

In Palestine, they stole land, bulldozed homes, and murdered lots of people. In America, they looted the national wealth via the Federal Reserve, sold out practically everything else to foreign interests, bought up all remaining previously Christian owned companies of any significance with money stolen via a totally unlawful "income tax" and private "Federal Reserve", trashed much of the rest of the world with a military paid for by that same totally unlawful tax and money system, destroyed the culture of America and all the major churches, destroyed many of the children with tainted vaccines, wrecked the schools, YOU NAME IT, THEY DID IT, AND THEY ARE DEEPLY AFRAID OF BACKLASH. When they are confident they have extracted all value from America and trashed the nation beyond all hope, they want the people crushed under a police force they trained themselves so any backlash will be as impotent as a Palestinian throwing rocks. 

And if you think I am wrong about this, then please explain:

Why, after 911, when the FBI themselves said the phone calls from the planes never happened, the Jews proceeded with the police state via increased NSA surveillance, much of which is stationed in Israel? What about building 7? How did the military fail to stop 3 jumbo jets? 911 is the smoking gun that got it all going hardcore, and we know who really did it. WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT? For a police state, because THEY FEAR BACKLASH FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO AMERICA. Why, after Sandy Hook, was there a huge push for gun control that still continues to this day, even after it has been proven phony 90 different ways, even from an official level? Because: They want a police state in force that is so powerful any rightful response for what they have done to America will be as impotent as a Palestinian throwing rocks at an F-16 a mile up. Surely guns do not fit into that picture. 

APC's in all the police forces? Drone strikes authorized against American citizens, with police forces getting drones en masse? Billions of rounds purchased by agencies that do nothing but patrol the American people? WAKE UP PEOPLE, WE KNOW WHO IS DOING IT. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT IS TO WATCH THE JEWISH OWNED MEDIA PAID FOR BY JEWISH OWNED COMPANIES AND PLUG IT INTO A FIRST GRADE MATH EQUATION, if you can add 1 plus 1, reality should not evade you. 

Ferguson is happening because people figured out 911, figured out Sandy Hook, and figured out the false flag terror meme. Riots are just another tool, and this time they need the media to make it happen. Shut that media down by doing economic damage via boycott. It is far more effective than one might think, and the Jews use boycott all the time because IT WORKS. 

A victory in Ferguson will not undo all the previous damage, but it will at least be a step in the right direction.
NEVER FORGET: They only want this huge police state with Israeli trained police officers because they fear backlash from the American people after what they have done to us. FOR WHAT OTHER REASON COULD THEY POSSIBLY WANT ISRAELI TRAINED POLICE FORCES IN AMERICA ARMED WITH APC's, BILLIONS OF HOLLOW POINT ROUNDS AND DRONES? Who is the enemy? LOOK AT WHO IS TRAINING THE POLICE AND WAKE UP. 
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Further reading:

Weapons fired in Ferguson come from companies supplying Israel, Bahrain and Egypt

U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips to Help AMERICANS On How to Handle Tear Gas

Israel Shows American police attack Occupy Protesters like Palestinians  
This is an Israeli-like assault unit in special tactics...
 
SWAT Police Caught Setting Fires In Ferguson
Categories: Abel Danger

The Irish Are Not Going to Pay - Corporation Creates Entity to Attract Funding - No Improvement in Water or Water Infrastructure - €1 billion to Develop a Billing System - Irish Prime Minister Enda Keny: Wake Up and Smell the Water - Neoliberalism...

Abel Danger - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:46
Source: Take Back Your Power

Dennis O'Brien and Irish Water

April 28, 2014


So, lets see – Irish Water: a synopsis so far.

Ireland goes bankrupt and the Troika calls for more taxes. Water meters are decided upon and a plan to build Irish Water are hatched. Siemens, a company with massive resources and know-how in this area – and also with a massive installed base in the UK – offer to install the meters for free.

Phil Hogan declines Siemens' offer – no answer as to why he decided this was ever forthcoming – "just, no – we have an Irish solution to this" Both Siemens and industry analysts are baffled as to why a state would go for a far more expensive solution.

Denis O Brien, the man accused by a High Court Judge to have "beyond all doubt" bribed a FG government to gain control of a a state asset (Esat)- and to have subsequently made hundreds of millions by selling same – "purchases" a company called Siteserv which specialises in the installation of water meters.

This is about a year before the water meter tender.

Now, numerous European companies also wanted to buy Siteserv and offered way more money for the company (which then owed €100 million to Anglo Irish Bank and was completely insolvent).

The Irish Government (weirdly again FG) – (or actually you, Mr(s). Irish Taxpayer) gave the company to Denis O Brien with the €100 million owed to Anglo (now state owned – i.e. by you) written off. It's not written off for you, the taxpayer – you still pay it – it's just that Denis doesn’t, got it?

Some gamble for Denis to buy a company with €100 million written off and with no guarantee of a lucrative water meter contract.

A business in an area where he has no previous experience or competence. Siteserv subsequently bids in the EU tendering process and, lo and behold, wins. The contract is for hundreds of millions of Euros.

Now, enter Irish Water.

The CEO of which used to be the financial officer of an organisation which spent €100 million of Irish taxpayer’s money on the, according to the EU, illegal process to build an incinerator in Dublin.

No incinerator was ever built or will ever be built but €100 million, again of your money, is gone – and John is now the CEO of Irish Water.

No minutes of meetings – which spent €100 million of your money were ever recorded – the money is just gone.

John then installs his homeboys and homegirls from the Poolbeg project to Irish Water – citing the abysmal salaries at Irish Water as the reason why nobody else would apply for these jobs.

People who were direct beneficiaries of the illegal Poolbegl scam are now newly fledged semi-state employees.

Paid for by you, the taxpayer – again.

Okay?

The biggest langer in this solar system is the Irish taxpayer.

This is just the latest episode of the calamity that is Ireland Inc.

We haven't a fcuking chance – no matter who we vote for.

But, we're great craic.

Heh heh heh
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Will The Irish Throw Out Their Neoliberal Bankster NWO Government?

Irish Water The Bull McCabe
  
This is a brief quote of what is happening in Ireland regarding this water tax and water meters:
This is the reason for the Irish refusing to pay for water. The above reediting of a movie clip from "The Field" summarizes the current Irish attitude towards the anticipated new €300 to €500 a year water tax charges. Be reminded that it rains continuously in Ireland. Up until now, the Irish have paid for their water services through a general taxation, however, starting on January 26th, 2015, Irish households will be charged the new water tax. Last weekend in villages, towns and cities all across Ireland an unprecedented 170,000 people started protesting in the streets and the protests are escalating as December 10th approaches.  Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives in Blackpool, Cork 
Get on the bus...


Clonmel Says No to Water Charges Protest 29 November 2014 
This is a warning to the people of Ireland...

Get army ready to protect banks: Central Bank’s warning to Taoiseach during crisis

And now for a little poetry...

On the 10th of December Ireland will Rise 
And for the mischievous, a little tutorial...

How To Disable And Disrupt Water Meter Readings medium ________

Further reading:

Has Neoliberalism Turned Us All Into Psychopaths?
 
Psychopaths and the Financial Crisis

Categories: Abel Danger

#2189: Marine Links Sister’s KSM Visa Handlers To ATC Serco Crime Scenes, MH 17 Waypoints Kiev

Abel Danger - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:36
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked his sister Kristine Marcy's development of a Khaled Sheikh Mohammed ('KSM') visa-handling network to Serco's alleged use of air traffic controllers to extort crime scene investigators and impute ad hoc way points into MH Flight 17 from the Kiev Borispol control tower on July 17.

McConnell claims that Marcy, former Senior Counsel for Detention and Deportation at the INS, and Serco, the world’s biggest outsourcing company and air traffic controller, launched the KSM network in 1994 and used National Visa Center, FAA Contract Towers and Con Air (JPATS) assets to move KSM and his friends into controlling positions from which they could ensure that the Operation Bojinka crime-scene investigation would be aborted.

McConnell notes that the M.O. of the KSM (Kristine Serco Marcy?) crime scene is always the same: Serco's air traffic controllers impute ad hoc way points into target aircraft through the U.S. Air Force Space Command and his former Chief Operating Officer of the Small Business Administration sister uses set-aside contracts to pre-position Con Air aliens with visas at the crash scene to remove evidence of uninterruptible autopilots or transfusions of tranquilizer gas.

McConnell challenges his sister and Rupert Soames, Serco's April Fool's Day Chief Executive Officer, to respond to his allegations while reminding them of the Jeffersonian dictum "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Prequel 1: #2188: Marine Links Con Air Sister Visa Center To Down Low Serco Waypoints, Boeing 9/11 Set Asides

Meet Marcy  
Bombshell! Proof That Malaysia Flight MH17Was Diverted Over Ukraine War Zone! 
ATC Global 2013 - ITT Exelis Workshop
"FINAL – Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing #MH17
POSTED BY GLEB BAZOV ⋅ JULY 18, 2014 ⋅ 163 COMMENTS
FILED UNDER BORISPOL, FALSE FLAG, MALAYSIA AIRLINES, MH17, UKRAINE
FLASH UPDATE: Industry Outlet Confirms Carlos (@spainbuca) as ATC at Borispol in Kiev
(See the Text of Carlos / @spainbuca Tweets Below the Article)
Original: EturboNews (ETN Global Travel Industry News) – July 17, 2014
ETN received information from an air traffic controller in Kiev on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

This Kiev air traffic controller is a citizen of Spain and was working in the Ukraine. He was taken off duty as a civil air-traffic controller along with other foreigners immediately after a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine killing 295 passengers and crew on board.

The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became clear a passenger jet was shot down.

Military air traffic controllers in internal communication acknowledged the military was involved, and some military chatter said they did not know where the order to shoot down the plane originated from.

Obviously it happened after a series of errors, since the very same plane was escorted by two Ukrainian fighter jets until 3 minutes before it disappeared from radar.

Radar screen shots also show an unexplained change of course of the Malaysian Boeing. The change of course took the aircraft directly over the Eastern Ukraine conflict region.

Some tweets received suggest this may have been a secret military uprising against the current Ukrainian president under the direction of formerly-jailed Prime Minister Timoshenko.

According to other rumors, the black box for this crashed Malaysian Airlines flight was taken by Donetsk separatists. A spokesperson for the rebel group said this black box would be sent to the Interstate Aviation Committee headquartered in Moscow.

The First Deputy Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, Andrew Purgin, stated that the flight recorders of the crashed aircraft will be transferred to Moscow for examination.

Sources say the Rebel group leadership hopes this would confirm the Ukrainian military actually shot down this aircraft. This was reported by the news agency Interfax-Ukraine.

ETN statement: The information in this article is independently confirmed and based on the statement of one airline controller and other tweets received. 
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Translated from Spanish by Luis Lopez
Source: Tweets by Spanish Air Controller – @spainbuca @R_of_R @gbazov @spainbuca copy of tweets here http://t.co/50vUYVWKmyhttps://t.co/mCGXsXWKcMhttp://t.co/HWT4PGV86Z
— johnny peterson (@JPexsquaddie) July 18, 2014 CHRONOLOGY OF @spainbuca's TWITTER FEED 
10:21 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Autoridades de kiev, intentan hacer que pueda parecer un ataque de los pro-rusos 
"Kiev Authorities, trying to make looks like an attack by pro-Russian"
10:24 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Ojo! Que puede ser un derribo B777 Malaysia Airlines en ukraine, 280 pasajeros 
"warning! It can be a downing, Malaysia Airlines B777 in ukraine, 280 passengers"
10:25 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Cuidado! Kiev tiene lo que buscaba 
"Warning! Kiev have what they wanted"
10:25 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Vuelven a tomar la torre de control en Kiev
"[Military] has taken control of ATC in Kiev"
10:27 – 17 de jul. de 2014 El avión B777 de Malaysia Airlines desapareció del radar, no hubo comunicación de ninguna anomalia, confirmado 
"The Malaysia Airlines B777 plane disappeared from the radar, there was no communication of any anomaly, confirmed"
10:30 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Avión derribado, derribados, derribado no accidente "
Plane shot down, shot down, shot down, no accident"
10:31 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Kiev, tiene lo que buscaba, lo dije en los primeros tw, kiev es responsable @ActualidadRT 
"Kiev have what they wanted, I said in the first tw [Tweets], Kiev is responsible @ ActualidadRT"
10:35 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Un accidente muy normal no es, no están amenazando en la misma torre del aeropuerto de kiev, 
"An accident that is not quite normal, they are threatening us in the same tower of Kiev airport"
10:35 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Nos van a quitar, nuestros tlf y demás de un momento a otro
"they will take from our phones and others stuff at any moment"
10:38 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Antes de que me quiten el tlf o me rompan la cabeza, derribado por Kiev
"Before They remove my phone or they break my head, shot down by Kiev"
11:12 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Nosotros tenemos la confirmación. Avión derribado, la autoridad de kiev, ya tiene la información, derribado, estamos tranquilos ahora 
"We have confirmation. Plane downed, Kiev authorities already have the information, downed, we are calm now” 
11:13 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Que hace personal extranjero con autoridades de kiev en la torre? Recopilando toda la información
"What are doing foreigners with kiev authorities in the tower? Gathering all the information"
11:15 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Cuando sea posible sigo escribiendo "When possible I´ll keep writing"
11:48 – 17 de jul. de 2014 El avión B 777 voló escoltado por 2 cazas de ukraine hasta minutos antes, de desaparecer de los radares,
The B777 plane flew escorted by Ukraine jet fighter until 2 minutes before disappearing from the radar, 
11:54 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Sí las autoridades de kiev, quieren decir la verdad, esta recogido 2 cazas volaron muy cerca minutos antes , no lo derribo un caza 
"If kiev authorities want to tell the truth, It's gathered, 2 jet fighters flew very close minutes before, wasn’t downed by a fighter"
12:00 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Nada más desaparecer el avión B 777 de Malaysia Airlines la autoridad militar de kiev nos informo del derribo, como lo sabían? 
"Malaysia Airlines B777 plane just disappeared and Kiev military authority informed us of the downing, How they knew?"
12:00 – 17 de jul. de 2014 A los 7:00 minutos se notificó el derribo, más tarde se tomó la torre nuestra con personal extranjero q siguen aquí 
"7:00 minutes after [plane dissapeared], the downing was notified, later our tower was taken with foreigner staff, they still here"
"12:01 – 17 de jul. de 2014 En los radares esta todo recogido, para los incrédulos, derribado por kiev, aquí lo sabemos y control aéreo militar también 
"all this is gathered in radars, to the unbelieving, shot down by kiev, here we know it and military air traffic control also"
13:15 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Aquí los mandos militares manejan y admiten que militares a otras órdenes, pudieron ser, pero no, los pro-rusos
"Here the military commanders manage and support it could be military following other orders, but no, the pro-Russian"
13:29 – 17 de jul. de 2014 El ministro del interior si conocía que, hacían los cazas en la zona, el ministro de defensa no, .
"Interior Minister knew what the fighters were doing in the area, the defense minister didn't.
"13:31 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Militares confirman que fue ukraine, pero se sigue sin saber de donde vino la orden 
"Military confirm It was Ukraine, but still does not know where the order came from
"13:36 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Hace dias lo dije aquí, militares de kiev querían alzarse contra el actual presidente, esto puede ser una forma, a las órdenes de timoshenko
"Days ago I said here, kiev military wanted to rise against the current president, this may be a way, ordered by timoshenko [following timishenko orders]"
13:38 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Los cazas volaron cerca del 777, hasta 3 minutos antes de desaparecer de los radares, solo 3 minutos
"The fighters flew close to 777, up to 3 minutes before disappearing from the radar, just 3 minutes"
13:43 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Se cierra el espacio aéreo "
Airspace closed"
13:45 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Se cierra el espacio aéreo, por miedo a más derribos
"Airspace is closed, more downings feared"
15:17 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Control militar entrega ahora mismo de forma oficial que el avión fue derribado por misil "military control now officially [say] the plane was shot down by missile"
15:23 – 17 de jul. de 2014 El informe oficial firmado por las autoridades militares de control de kiev ya lo tiene el gobierno,,,, , derribado"
Government has the official report signed by the control military authorities in Kiev,,,, [plane] shot down”
15:26 – 17 de jul. de 2014 En el informe se indica de donde abría salido el misil, y se especifica que no proviene de las autodefensa en las zonas rebeldes
The report indicates where the missile had come out [from], and specified is not from the selfdefence in rebel areas"
15:34 – 17 de jul. de 2014Los radares militares si recogieron los datos del misil lanzado al avión, los radares civiles no “Military radar collected data from missile fired to the plane, civilian radars didn't"
15:36 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Los altos mandos militares no ordenaron el lanzamiento del misil, ,,alguien se le fue la mano en nombre de ukraine 
"Military high command did not gave the order to fire the missile, someone screw it ine the name of ukraine"
15:38 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Para el que no lo sepa, digamos así, hay militares a las órdenes del ministro de defensa y militares a las órdenes del ministro del interior 
"For those who do not know, Let's say, there are military under the orders of the defense minister and military under the orders of Interior Minister"
15:38 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Los militares a las órdenes del ministro del interior conocían en cada momento lo que sucedió, "The military under the orders of Interior Minister knew what happened all the time ."
16:06 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Mandos militares aquí (ATC) torre de control, confirman que el misil es del ejercito de ukraine, "Military commanders here (ATC) control tower, confirm that the missile is from the ukranian army,"
16:07 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Mandos militares que si lo sabían y otros mandos que no, 
"military commanders that knew it and others didn't ,"
16:08 – 17 de jul. de 2014 290 personas inocentes muertas, . Por una guerra inútil, donde el patriotismo se compra con dinero 
"290 dead innocent people. What a useless war, where patriotism is bought with money"
16:09 – 17 de jul. de 2014 La forma de tomar la torre de control minutos después sabiendo todo los detalles, rápido nos hizo pensar que habían sido ellos 
"The way the control tower was taken minutes after & knowing all the details, made ​​us think that they [made it]"
16:10 – 17 de jul. de 2014 La cara de los militares que llegaron más tarde diciendo pero que habéis echo, no dejo dudas 
"The face of the soldiers who came later saying [what you just did], no chance for doubts"
16:12 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Es tal la decadencia que los militares acompañados de extranjeros que llegaron primero nos llegaron a pedir que dijéramos su versión 
"Such is the decline that military who came first accompanied by foreigners came to us asking us to tell their version"
16:13 – 17 de jul. de 2014 Nuestra respuesta, fue, estos radares no recogen el lanzamiento de misiles, los militares si, ya no quedaban dudas 
"Our response was, these radars do not collect the launching of missiles, the military ones does, there were no doubts"" 

"Airliner irreversible-control anti-hijack system 
US 6845302 B2

ABSTRACT

Directed toward universal commercial-airliner application as an air/ground-lifesaving function, this cost-effective retrofitable system enables airliner-pilots to conveniently actuate an inconspicuous AIRCIA™/enable-switch,—thereby instantly disabling onboard flight-commands to render the airliner's guidance-system irretrievably placed into total reliance upon its existing autopilot-system in RF-communication with encrypted remote ground/air-intercept personnel. Acting to virtually confound any criminal-attempt by a hijacker to commandeer an airliner, the airliner thus becomes flown only as directed by an authorized remote/flight-control station in cooperation with the airliner's remotely-reprogrammed onboard avionics-system, automatically vectoring the airliner to land safely via the existing avionics/autopilot-system at a designated airport. The AIRCIA™-system is initially verified for flight-worthiness operation upon every routine preflight/check-list procedure, its master ECU/restore-switch being accessible externally of the aircraft-interior. Support-system options include SmartCard®-interfacing, and automatic is engagement of AIRCIA™-system in event of natural-cause pilot-incapacitation, and ATI (automatic/tranquil-Infusion) which introduces tranquilizing-gas into the airliner's entire interior.”

"This section of the website explains the entry process (also called "registration") for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, which is the first step in pursuing a diversity immigrant visa. Additional steps are covered in subsequent pages, and are displayed on the visual flow chart above.

Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as "diversity immigrants," from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A limited number of visas are available each fiscal year. The DVs are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.

For a list of countries/areas by region whose natives are eligible for DV-2016 and DV-2015, please refer to the DV Instructions.

The requirements for the DV program are established by U.S. immigration law. If you are planning to register for the DV program, be sure to look closely at the requirements for this type of visa.

Note: There is no cost to register for the DV Program."

"When should I appear for my immigrant visa interview? The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives applications for immigrant and diversity visas on an appointment basis only. Applicants for immigrant or diversity visas will receive notification of an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi via a letter from the National Visa Center or the Kentucky Consular Center. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi also accepts petitions from U.S. citizens resident in the UAE on a limited basis and will notify immigrant visa applicants of their appointments. For further information on immigrant visa interview appointments, please refer to our Immigrant Visa Interview Appointments page on this website."

"The United States 9/11 Commission Report notes that, "By his own account, KSM's animus toward the United States stemmed not from his experiences there as a student, but rather from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel."[18] However, on August 29, 2009, The Washington Post reported from US intelligence sources that Mohammed's time in the U.S. contributed to his becoming a terrorist."KSM's limited and negative experience in the United States — which included a brief jail stay [and an exploitable profile in the Serco/Marcy National Visa Center database] because of unpaid bills — almost certainly helped propel him on his path to becoming a terrorist," according to this intelligence summary. "He stated that his contact with Americans, while minimal, confirmed his view that the United States was a debauched and racist country."[19] …

Transfer to Guantánamo [by Kristine Marcy's Con Air for a waterboarded confession] and hearing before his Combatant Status Review Tribunal[edit]

On September 6, 2006, then-American President George W. Bush confirmed, for the first time, that the CIA had held "high-value detainees" for interrogation in secret prisons around the world.[86] He also announced that fourteen senior captives, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, were being transferred from CIA custody, to military custody, at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and that these fourteen captives could now expect to face charges before Guantanamo military commissions.

In a September 29, 2006, speech, Bush stated:

Once captured, Abu Zubaydah, Ramzi bin al Shibh, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were taken into custody of the Central Intelligence Agency. The questioning of these and other suspected terrorists provided information that helped us protect the American people. They helped us break up a cell of Southeast Asian terrorist operatives that had been groomed for attacks inside the United States. They helped us disrupt an al Qaeda operation to develop anthrax for terrorist attacks. They helped us stop a planned strike on a U.S. Marine camp in Djibouti, and to prevent a planned attack on the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, and to foil a plot to hijack passenger planes and to fly them into Heathrow Airport and London's Canary Wharf.[87]

In March 2007, Mohammed testified before a closed-door hearing in Guantánamo Bay. According to transcripts of the hearing released by the Pentagon, he said, "I was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z." The transcripts also show him confessing to:

Organizing the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, 
The Bali nightclub bombings
Richard Reid's attempted shoe bombing, 
Planning the attacks on Heathrow Airport and Big Ben clock tower in London, 
Daniel Pearl's murder in 2002, assassination attempts on Pope John Paul II, 
Pervez Musharraf and Bill Clinton.[88]

Because war, for sure, there will be victims. When I said I'm not happy that three thousand been killed in America. I feel sorry even. 
...

Killing is prohibited in all what you call the People of the Book, Jews, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. You know the Ten Commandments very well. The Ten Commandments are shared between all of us. We all are serving one God.

—Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, before his tribunal[33]

On March 15, 2007, BBC News reported that "Transcripts of his testimony were translated from Arabic and edited by the U.S. Department of Defense to remove sensitive intelligence material before release. It appeared, from a judge's question, that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had made allegations of torture in US custody." In the Defense Department transcript, Mohammed said his statement was not made under duress but Mohammed and human rights advocates have alleged that he was tortured. CIA officials have previously told ABC News that "Mohammed lasted the longest under waterboarding, two and a half minutes, before beginning to talk."[89] Legal experts say this could taint all his statements. Forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner, M.D., an expert in false confessions, observed from the testimony transcript that his concerns about his family may have been far more influential in soliciting Mohammed's cooperation than any earlier reported mistreatment.[90]

One CIA official cautioned that "many of Mohammed's claims during interrogation were 'white noise' designed to send the U.S. on wild goose chases or to get him through the day's interrogation session." For example, according to Mike Rogers, a former FBI agent and the top Republican on the terrorism panel of the House Intelligence Committee, he admitted responsibility for the Bali nightclub bombing, but his involvement "could have been as small as arranging a safe house for travel. It could have been arranging finance." Mohammed also made the admission that he was "responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center Operation," which killed six and injured more than 1,000 when a bomb was detonated in an underground garage, Mohammed did not plan the attack, but he may have supported it. Michael Welner noted that by offering legitimate information to interrogators, Mohammed had secured the leverage to provide misinformation as well.[91]"
  
"Serco Services Inc. 10-K 2006 http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/SI_International_(SINT)/Filing/10-K/2006/F3136901

Throughout this document, we occasionally distinguish between SI International, Inc., as a company separate from its subsidiaries, and SI International, Inc., as a company combined with its subsidiaries. In order to clarify which entity we are referring to in various discussions, we use the terms "SI International, Inc." and "SI International" to refer to SI International, Inc. without its subsidiaries. All other references, including “SI," "the Company," "we" and "us" refer to SI International and its subsidiaries. 
...

NVC Contract Award. On January 31, 2006, in a recompetition for our expiring National Visa Center, or NVC, contract, we were awarded the successor contract for the NVC contract by the Department of State. Under the contract, we anticipate performing over 20 million immigrant visa transactions each year at the NVC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The prime contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options with an announced value of approximately $84 million, inclusive of the options.

Overview

We are a provider of mission critical information technology and network solutions primarily to the Federal Government. Our business is guided by our experienced team of eight executive officers and over twenty-five other corporate officers who manage and are responsible for successfully growing our business. As of the end of fiscal year 2005, we employed over 4,000 employees. Approximately 85% of our employees hold Federal Government security clearances or have passed National Agency Checks. Approximately 15% of our employees hold Top Secret security clearances. A significant portion of our employees who hold Top Secret security clearances also hold Sensitive Compartmental Information clearances, which permit us to bid on highly classified projects.

Our broad set of contract vehicles gives us extensive reach and enables us to deliver a full range of our services and solutions to the Federal Government. The strength of our service offerings and information technology expertise allows us to maintain substantial relationships with clients, some of whom have been clients of ours, or of one of our acquired businesses, for over 20 years. In fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2004, we derived approximately 75% and 81%, respectively, of our revenue from contracts on which we acted as prime contractor. Acting as a prime contractor provides us with stronger client relationships, as well as the visibility and access to new work that are not available when acting as a subcontractor. Our total backlog as of December 31, 2005 was approximately $854 million, of which approximately $191 million was funded. See "—Backlog" for a discussion of how we calculate backlog.

Item 1A. Risk Factors Risks Related to Our Industry

We depend on contracts with the Federal Government for most of our revenue, and our business would be seriously harmed if the government ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us.

We derived 98.1% and 96.6% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, from Federal Government contracts, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor. This includes 46.9% and 52.8% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, that we derived, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor, from contracts with agencies of the DoD and Intelligence community. We expect that we will continue to derive most of our revenue for the foreseeable future from work performed under Federal Government contracts. If we were suspended or otherwise prohibited from contracting with the Federal Government generally, or with any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community, or if our reputation or relationship with the Federal Government or any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community were impaired, or if any of the foregoing otherwise ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results would be materially adversely affected.

The following chart provides certain information regarding our four largest contracts for fiscal year 2005, in terms of revenues:



"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.

The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.

Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.

The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.

The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling.
…. 

The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the fi ling of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"

"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook 
Date : 10 November 2014 
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

… Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. 
….

In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing.

For further information please contact Serco:

Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226
Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959 
Analyst and institutional investor meeting…….

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Yours sincerely,


Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

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Launch Local Currencies - The Time is Now - We want Interest-Free Money! - Babylon=Usury - Usury Destroys All Aspects of Culture and Human Relationships - Eradicate Rent Seeking - The Money Power Sit On Their Asses

Abel Danger - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:34
Source: Real Currencies

Introducing The Talent

by Anthony Migchels
April 30, 2013

(Left/Above: the logo of the Gelre, the first unit based on the Talent. Soon we will launch a national unit for the Netherlands)

Alternative currencies are a crucial component in addressing our monetary problems. However, the monetary architectures that are currently available are wholly insufficient to provide serious relief for Main Street. The Talent is the first independent currency model that provides all functions that modern currencies need to truly compete within the Dollar/Euro paradigm. Not only that: it is now available for immediate implementation at ultra low cost.

Interest slavery and the ongoing gutting of the West through the credit crunch continue to erode living standards everywhere. Small and Medium business is suffocating for lack of credit and demand in the economy, while Big Business is reporting record profits and claiming larger and larger shares of the market.

High class units, operated professionally by people who know what they are doing, have every opportunity to provide small and medium business with both the liquidity they need to operate and new customers. Alternative currencies are not only a great customer loyalty program, as people can spend the units only with the businesses who accept them, they also have the potential to seriously alleviate the liquidity problems of the business's customers.

In hard times, alternative currencies tend to boom. During the Great Depression literally hundreds of them were operated in the United States. In Spain and Greece, hit hard by the Euro Crisis, have seen dozens of units spring up. Argentina has been surviving because of them since its 1998/2002 collapse.

Most famous is the Swiss WIR, which has been turning over billions since its inception in 1934. It's famed for its stabilizing effect during recessions, when capital scarcity makes it more worth while for business to deal with its limitations.

Limitations of Alternative Currencies

However, the Alternative Currency market remains handicapped by major problems. Amateurism and lacking monetary architects of the units being the main ones. The currencies that manage to thrive are typically run by energetic people. The WIR shows how far even very primitive currencies can go if run by a professional organization.

This shows both in the superficial analysis of both the real nitty gritty of the monetary problems that we face and the political context. The field is dominated by idealists. Over the last few years a marked improvement in terms of political awareness is definitely palpable: say five years ago most in the alternative currency business were oblivious to that bankers behind it all, for instance. Nowadays this is no longer the case, everybody is used to 'conspiracy'. But this creates a new problem: the disconnect between the awareness on the web and the stone age conversation that is still the norm in the mainstream.

At the moment the discussion about the monetary architectures that are available is mounting and that is indeed very important, but still much remains to be desired.

Entrepreneurial ambition is really key to make it all work, but this must be combined with level headed appreciation of the monetary and this combination has shown to be very elusive indeed.

The Key Challenge for Modern Currencies

There are two major architectures that hold sway: Euro/Dollar backed units and Mutual Credit based units. Most units work with the basic agreement that 1 Unit = 1 Euro/Dollar, meaning they use the Euro or Dollar as unit of account.

The Euro/Dollar backed units, for instance the American Berkshares, the German Chiemgauer or the British Brixton Pound, are created by selling units: A Berkshare is sold for $1. The Dollar is held by the issuing organization, the Berkshare is spent into circulation at a local business. The local business can spend the unit with a colleague or pay an employee. If at some point a business acquires more Berkshares than it can spend in the network, they can reclaim a Dollar for every unit with the issuing organization.

The great boon of this system is that it allows convertibility of the unit. However, the great downside is that there can never be more Berkshares in circulation than the issuer has Dollars at hand. This means that there can be no interest-free credit. Money scarcity remains a real issue, as the money supply is dependent on scarce Dollar.

Mutual Credit based systems create money as credit: participants, businesses in particular, can just get a credit line in the unit and start spending. The minute they do, new money comes into circulation. When a debtor repays, money is taken out of circulation.

The great upside of this system is that there is no money scarcity: people will typically experience an abundance of money and a shortage of places where they could spend the units. The exact opposite of the Dollar/Euro situation, where most have less money than they would need to invest. There is interest-free credit.

But this comes with a price: there is no Dollar/Euro in the bank to back the unit or to convert. And this is a real problem, because there will always be businesses, usually the more succesful ones, providing popular goods or services, who obtain too many of the units, more than they can usefully spend in the network and they will have to limit there intake, creating serious bottlenecks in trade.

The Talent

The Talent answers these challenges by providing the first fully convertible Mutual Credit based unit in the world. By providing an online exchange where people can buy and sell the unit. See here for a full breakdown of the system.

The Talent is a complete set of software and best practices, that is now available to everyone who wants to start his own currency. It can be implemented at very low cost and provides the start up with everything he needs to operate a truly comprehensive currency backed with high class methodology, incorporating the lessons learned with 80 years of experience with these units worldwide.

Implementation of the Talent comes with full consultancy for the starting initiative by the system’s developer, the writer of these lines.

The Talent's proposition is particularly ideal for entrepreneurial people who know what is at stake, who see the clear business opportunity that creating high class, professionally run units provide for both participants and the initiator himself.

By implementing the Talent, the entrepreneur can focus on building the network and the organization necessary to run it, resting assured he's offering his participants the best complementary currency currently available anywhere.

The Talent is the first unit in the world that provides everything we expect from money:

– It is sufficiently available ('abundant money')
– It provides interest-free credit
– It is convertible to Euro/Dollar
– Allows payment on-line and by mobile phone
– Connects both businesses and consumers and potentially (local Government)
 – Implementation comes with full consultancy.

All in all the Talent is the first architecture that truly allows head on competition with Dollar or Euro in the marketplace.

The Time is NOW

Years of research and development have been invested in the Talent. It answers all the major issues facing those in the field today. The first unit based on the Talent is the Gelre, which is in pilot phase and for which we are currently raising funds for wider marketing. Soon a national variant for the Netherlands will be launched.

Implementation is seriously considered in the United States, Britain and Ireland.

Funding remains a huge issue. It's sad: not so much money is required, but while there are Trillions available for saving banks, it's very hard to get even a few thousand to save us from the banks.

However, we will soon launch a major crowd funding initiative, where you will have a hands on chance to make a difference in the struggle against the Banks and their Usury and deflation and for normal people looking for a reasonable deal!

Concepts of the Gelre, or: What is ‘High Powered Working Capital’?

Mutual Credit for the 21st century: Convertibility
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Babylon = Usury! We want Interest-Free Money!

by Anthony Migchels
April 30, 2013

babylon=usury

Usury is the original sin in the economic sphere and the root cause of all our economic problems. It causes unfathomable suffering. It is so pervasive, so normalized, it seems unavoidable.

The truth is we have everything we need to create an interest-free money supply and eradicate usury and associated rent-seeking completely from our economic and social lives. A Usury-Free economy ends poverty and brings abundance to the many. It will save our souls in the process.

The love of money is the root of many evils. Usury is the weaponization of the love of money. It feeds the avarice of the usurer. It forces ever more debtors into ever more immoral behavior. It replaces love with commerce. It corrupts commerce, which becomes ever more exploitative to pay off ever higher interest charges. It is the foundation of rent-seeking. It rips apart the fabric of society. It makes a mockery of any kind of social contract.

It causes hunger. Bankruptcies. Intense stress in families. Weighs especially heavily on the poor and leads to all sorts of excesses at the top. Billions of people live in abject poverty all over the world because of it. Entire communities, nations are gutted to pay the interest to the opulent. Nobody counts those dying prematurely from its effects. They are billions.

The many pay to the few. The poor pay to the middle class, who pay to the rich, who pay to the opulent. Poor countries pay ten times more interest on their foreign debts than they receive development aid.

Even when not in debt, forty percent of our income is lost to interest passed on in prices by producers. The many pay anywhere between five and ten trillion per year to the wealthy. All other rents ultimately are based on cost for capital and would hardly exist without usury.

It is the ultimate centralizer of power and it is global. It has been growing for centuries at compound interest rate speed, and now it is such an incredible cancer it is ready to swallow the remains of the host it has been feeding on.

The European nations put up $4.5 Trillion in handouts, easy credit and guarantees to 'save' their banks and the euro. The Fed provided an unimaginable $16 trillion dollars in easy credit to its banking buddies. Much of it was never repaid. This is 'necessary' because without banks we would not have money. So the West put up $20 trillion to have some bits and bytes and paper and coins circulate to exchange goods and services.

Surely the end of our civilization is near, when we allow such rapacious plunder to be sold with such a stupendous lie. While we simultaneously say there is no money to save the poor from starvation and the Earth from pollution.

The whole thing is totally senseless 

We think: "without interest there will be no credit! I would not lend if I didn't get anything back."

But the Money Power doesn't lend anything!

Money is just bookkeeping and credit is an automatic result of double entry bookkeeping, which by its very nature knows debit and credit.

The problem is not the creation of money! Quite the opposite: it's marvelous that we never need to have a shortage of money.

The problem is when the bookkeeper starts raping the debitor with interest for no other reason than the associated minus. And takes all this interest himself. Just for the service of bookkeeping!

We pay $300k in interest in thirty years for our $200k mortgage which was created by entering some numbers in a computer bookkeeping application!

Gold solves nothing 

We don't want to pay $300k interest in coin! We want bookkeeping at cost-price! Interest-free!

Even in ancient times Gold and Silver were circulated by private parties. This is touted as a wonderful free market operation. But who circulated the specie? Those owning the mines, of course!

They circulated the metal by lending it out at interest and manipulated the volume from day one.

Today nobody knows how much Gold there is. All the Gold mines are owned and controlled by the Money Power. Those owning the mines are the Money Power, that's how it all started. Vast amounts of Gold are in their vaults, ready to be unleashed onto the market through usurious lending, aiming to create asset bubbles, only to stop lending a little later to create a deflationary crash when people pay off their loans.

It is exactly the same way they create the boom-bust cycle with paper based money.

Just look at what they are doing to Gold today. They have been doing this forever.

The Golden Calf is the archetypal symbol of avarice, the Money Power is unthinkable without it.

We want Interest-Free Money!

Babylon is Usury
Babylon is Usury

Jesus admonished us to lend freely, expecting nothing in return. The Vedas abhor usury. Moses forbade it. Half of the Q'uran is Allah threatening severe punishment for those taking Usury.

Money is bookkeeping. We don't need interest for savers. The bank doesn't need savers. Debit and Credit are the two sides of the coin in bookkeeping. They are automatic.

Yes, the volume must be managed, but that is unavoidable. No monetary system can exist without managing volume. The problem is not management, it is allowing vultures to do it.

The reason we have a boom-bust cycle is because we allowed private parties, banks, to manage the volume in their own interest. They set up Central Banks to create the illusion of 'officialdom'.

Saying 'the market must do it' is saying the Plutocracy has been doing a good job over the last 5000 years.

We want interest-free mortgages, no income tax, no poverty. We want abundance, good will, a cultural rebirth, fairness and the end of Plutocracy.

Kill Usury!

Related:

On Interest

Budget of an Interest Slave

The Problem is not Debt, it’s Interest (with Video)

Meet the Real Deal: Michael Hoffman on ‘Usury in Christendom’

The Fight against Usury by Juri Lina

Why we need Monetary Innovation by Margrit Kennedy


Further reading:

How Usury Encloses the Commons  

The Plane Truth: Usury and the Rise of the Bankster Dictatorship
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#2188: Marine Links Con Air Sister Visa Center To Down Low Serco Waypoints, Boeing 9/11 Set Asides

Abel Danger - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:29
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked his Con Air sister Kristine Marcy's launch of the Serco-operated National Visa Center in 1994 to the Down Low Club’s selection of waypoints imputed by Serco into the Boeing aircraft flown under U.S. Small Business Administration set-aside contracts during the 9/11 war games.

"To this day, people in Chicago are still scared about being murdered for talking about Barack Obama being gay or about what goes on at Trinity United with the still-active "Down Low Club". Young, gay, black men are mentored into the club and are eventually paired up with often unattractive and difficult to deal with straight black women who never have boyfriends (since guys don't want to have anything to do with them). A friend of mine in the "Think Squad" of prominent black professionals I talk to regularly calls these women "heifers" and says it's very common for "cake boys" to be paired up with "heifers" so that "dummies are fooled" into thinking they are straight."

McConnell claims that Marcy, former Senior Counsel for Detention and Deportation at the INS, and Serco, the world’s biggest outsourcing company and air traffic controller, built Al-Qaeda out of the National Visa Center database which they created in 1994 – the same year that they launched Con Air and DOJ Pride in an alleged conspiracy to put heterosexual crime-scene investigators under the control of Down Low contract killers and radical homosexuals.

McConnell claims that Marcy used the Serco Hotel Emirates booking/ad hoc waypoint system developed by ITT to fly the Boeing set aside maneuvers on 9/11 and place Al-Qaeda evidence at spoliated crime scenes cf. Satam al-Suqami passport near Vesey Street before towers collapsed!

McConnell alleges that his sister, the former Chief Operating Officer of the Small Business Administration, used Boeing set-aside contracts with SBA 8(a) diversity companies to stand down the Air Force command during the 9/11 continuity of government exercise so that Serco air traffic controllers and ITT-Sheraton hotel guests could dress the al-Qaeda crime scenes for a Global Guardian war game and the “first live-broadcast mass snuff-film in human history”.

McConnell challenges his sister and Rupert Soames, Serco's April Fool's Day Chief Executive Officer, to respond to his allegations while reminding them of the Jeffersonian dictum “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

Prequel 1: #2187: Marine Links Serco Hotel Emirates To Al-Qaeda Visa Center And Set-Aside Sister’s Air Force Command

Meet Marcy 
ATC Global 2013 - ITT Exelis Workshop
"This section of the website explains the entry process (also called "registration") for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, which is the first step in pursuing a diversity immigrant visa. Additional steps are covered in subsequent pages, and are displayed on the visual flow chart above.

Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A limited number of visas are available each fiscal year. The DVs are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.

For a list of countries/areas by region whose natives are eligible for DV-2016 and DV-2015, please refer to the DV Instructions.

The requirements for the DV program are established by U.S. immigration law. If you are planning to register for the DV program, be sure to look closely at the requirements for this type of visa.

Note: There is no cost to register for the DV Program."


"This section of the website explains the entry process (also called “registration”) for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, which is the first step in pursuing a diversity immigrant visa. Additional steps are covered in subsequent pages, and are displayed on the visual flow chart above.

Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A limited number of visas are available each fiscal year. The DVs are distributed among six geographic regions and no single country may receive more than seven percent of the available DVs in any one year.

For a list of countries/areas by region whose natives are eligible for DV-2016 and DV-2015, please refer to the DV Instructions. The requirements for the DV program are established by U.S. immigration law. If you are planning to register for the DV program, be sure to look closely at the requirements for this type of visa. Note: There is no cost to register for the DV Program.”

"Satam Muhammed Abdel Rahman al-Suqami (Arabic: سطام السقامي‎, Saṭām as-Suqāmī) (June 28, 1976 – September 11, 2001) was a Saudi law student and one of five hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11 as part of the September 11 attacks.

Suqami had been a law student until he was recruited into al-Qaeda along with Majed Moqed, another hijacker, and traveled to Afghanistan where he would be chosen to participate in the 9/11 attacks.

He arrived in the United States in April 2001. On September 11, 2001, Suqami boarded American Airlines Flight 11 and participated in the hijacking of the plane so that it could be crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the coordinated attacks. …

Passport discovery[edit]

Suqami's passport was found by a passerby (identity unknown), reportedly in the vicinity of Vesey Street,[8] before the towers collapsed.[9] (This was mistakenly reported by many news outlets to be Mohamed Atta's passport.)[citation needed][10] A columnist for the British newspaper The Guardian expressed incredulity [planted stories for plausible denial] about the authenticity of this report,[11] questioning whether a paper passport could survive the inferno unsinged when the plane's black boxes were never found. According to testimony before the 9/11 Commission by lead counsel Susan Ginsburg, his passport had been "manipulated in a fraudulent manner in ways that have been associated with al Qaeda."[9] Passports belonging to Ziad Jarrah and Saeed al-Ghamdi were found at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 as well as an airphone.[12]"

"Suqami's visa application. The stamp with the “No” crossed states: “Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization?"

The consular officer who issued the visa said he interviewed Suqami because he described his present occupation as "dealer," the word Saudis often put on their applications when they meant “businessman.” The officer testified that he asked Suqami a number of questions, including, he believes, who was paying for the trip. Although the officer stated that notes were always taken during interviews, none were written on Suqami's application, raising the possibility that the officer's memory of having conducted an interview was false. In any case, Suqami evidently raised no suspicions and his application was approved.

April 23, 2001. According to INS records, Waleed al Shehri and Satam al Suqami, both Saudis, entered together at Orlando from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Suqami was the only Saudi muscle hijacker admitted on business, and only for one month. Both were admitted by the same primary immigration inspector."

"Starwood Hotels & Resorts Marks the Opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates
Hotel With 14 hotels across Dubai and Six More Scheduled to Open in the Next Five Years, Starwood's Portfolio in this Global Gateway Hub is Stronger than Ever DUBAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2013-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Majid Al Futtaim Properties today celebrated the opening ofSheraton® Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. With this opening, Starwood now operates 14 hotels in Dubai, representing the highest concentration of Starwood hotels in any individual city outside of New York. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is directly connected to Dubai’s leading shopping destination, Mall of the Emirates, which features more than 560 international retail brands and is also home to the iconic Ski Dubai snow dome.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrates the opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel.

"Sheraton has a long history in the Middle East, spanning over 50 years and it continues to be one of the most sought-after hotel brands in the region,” said Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “With the opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, our brand portfolio in the region is stronger than ever and globally, we are anticipating record-breaking growth with plans to open our 500th Sheraton hotel by 2015.""

"When should I appear for my immigrant visa interview? The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives applications for immigrant and diversity visas on an appointment basis only. Applicants for immigrant or diversity visas will receive notification of an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi via a letter from the National Visa Center or the Kentucky Consular Center. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi also accepts petitions from U.S. citizens resident in the UAE on a limited basis and will notify immigrant visa applicants of their appointments. For further information on immigrant visa interview appointments, please refer to our Immigrant Visa Interview Appointments page on this website."

"The Air Force Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SAF/SB), the Small Business Administration, and the Veteran's Administration are pleased to team up to train acquisition professionals on small business capabilities and the programs established to enhance opportunities for small businesses. 
….

WHAT IS A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE?

A "set-aside for small business" is the reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by small business concerns.

WHEN TO USE: Acquisition of supplies or services valued between $2,500 to $100,000 are automatically reserved exclusively for small business and shall be set aside for small business unless there is not a reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible small business concerns that are competitive in terms of market prices, quality, and delivery.

The CO shall set aside any acquisition over $100,000 for small business participation when there is a reasonable expectation that offers will be obtained from at least two responsible small business concerns, and award will be made at fair market prices. (19.502-2)

HOW TO USE: Conduct market research.

Suggested method: CCR/Dynamic Small Business Search and relevant "NAICS Code" and/or "Keyword" criteria. Go to: http://dsbs.sba.gov/dsbs/dsp_dsbs.cfm (FAR 10.002(b)(2)). Publish requirement as customary, noting Small Business Set-aside."

"Serco Services Inc. 10-K 2006 http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/SI_International_(SINT)/Filing/10-K/2006/F3136901

Throughout this document, we occasionally distinguish between SI International, Inc., as a company separate from its subsidiaries, and SI International, Inc., as a company combined with its subsidiaries. In order to clarify which entity we are referring to in various discussions, we use the terms "SI International, Inc." and "SI International" to refer to SI International, Inc. without its subsidiaries. All other references, including “SI," "the Company," "we" and "us" refer to SI International and its subsidiaries. 
...

NVC Contract Award. On January 31, 2006, in a recompetition for our expiring National Visa Center, or NVC, contract, we were awarded the successor contract for the NVC contract by the Department of State. Under the contract, we anticipate performing over 20 million immigrant visa transactions each year at the NVC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The prime contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options with an announced value of approximately $84 million, inclusive of the options.

Overview

We are a provider of mission critical information technology and network solutions primarily to the Federal Government. Our business is guided by our experienced team of eight executive officers and over twenty-five other corporate officers who manage and are responsible for successfully growing our business. As of the end of fiscal year 2005, we employed over 4,000 employees. Approximately 85% of our employees hold Federal Government security clearances or have passed National Agency Checks. Approximately 15% of our employees hold Top Secret security clearances. A significant portion of our employees who hold Top Secret security clearances also hold Sensitive Compartmental Information clearances, which permit us to bid on highly classified projects.

Our broad set of contract vehicles gives us extensive reach and enables us to deliver a full range of our services and solutions to the Federal Government. The strength of our service offerings and information technology expertise allows us to maintain substantial relationships with clients, some of whom have been clients of ours, or of one of our acquired businesses, for over 20 years. In fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2004, we derived approximately 75% and 81%, respectively, of our revenue from contracts on which we acted as prime contractor. Acting as a prime contractor provides us with stronger client relationships, as well as the visibility and access to new work that are not available when acting as a subcontractor. Our total backlog as of December 31, 2005 was approximately $854 million, of which approximately $191 million was funded. See "—Backlog" for a discussion of how we calculate backlog.

Item 1A. Risk Factors Risks Related to Our Industry

We depend on contracts with the Federal Government for most of our revenue, and our business would be seriously harmed if the government ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us.

We derived 98.1% and 96.6% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, from Federal Government contracts, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor. This includes 46.9% and 52.8% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, that we derived, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor, from contracts with agencies of the DoD and Intelligence community. We expect that we will continue to derive most of our revenue for the foreseeable future from work performed under Federal Government contracts. If we were suspended or otherwise prohibited from contracting with the Federal Government generally, or with any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community, or if our reputation or relationship with the Federal Government or any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community were impaired, or if any of the foregoing otherwise ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results would be materially adversely affected.

The following chart provides certain information regarding our four largest contracts for fiscal year 2005, in terms of revenues:



"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.

The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.

Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.

The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.

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Source: Miles Mathis

Reading the Signs  today's lesson: Karl Marx
by Miles Mathis 
November 23, 2014

In a recent paper on the Paris Salon, I mentioned Marx in passing. I showed that the New York Tribune had been publishing Marx before the Civil War – which should have been surprising to us all. I have also recently linked the editor of the New York Tribune, Charles Dana, to US Intelligence. For more on that, see my papers on Theosophy and the Cultural Cold War. Those two facts get us into the subject of this paper, that being, who was Karl Marx?

In those recent papers, I said that Marx himself may not have been using Marxism as a feint to fascism, but I now admit that I was just hedging. I hadn't yet done the research and didn't wish to get into it in those earlier papers. So I had to be content with showing that the US Government was indeed using Marxism as a precursor to fascism, and as a veil for it. Here we will go even deeper. I will be able to show you the clues unmasking Marx himself as an early European agent.

As usual, I will show you the way I got in, to make it easier for you to follow my method. If you have read my previous papers, you will know what I knew before I began researching this one, so start there. In those papers, we found that much of recent history had been faked or manufactured by the Intelligence agencies, which I have traced back to the 1830's. Of course US Intelligence predates that, but we won't need to go back that far in this paper.

What you don't know is that I had tripped across another series of red flags, which I had been poking at without much final success for many months. In researching some of the actors involved in the Manson event, I had stumbled across New Trier High School outside of Chicago. I dug a bit in that ground, finding first a strong link to Hollywood going back many decades, and then a weaker link leading into the wilderness, so to speak. Graduates of New Trier include Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Rock Hudson, Bruce Dern, and Hugh O'Brian (who just happened to run into Sharon Tate while she was being interviewed on Carnaby Street in London in 1966 by Merv Griffin – notice in this Youtube that Griffin asks O'Brian if he is CIA!). That is just a few of the many, many famous actors who attended New Trier High School.

Sharon Tate Interview on Carnaby Street (Merv Griffin Show 1966)  
Those who know that Marx was born in Trier, Germany, will understand the raw connection here, but for the others I will just say that we are going to take a longish detour before we get back to Marx. You may not understand what this high school in Chicago has to do with the title of the paper, but in a few pages you will. You will also be happy we took the detour, since you will probably learn many things you didn't already know.

New Trier high school is famous for producing actors, but is has produced many famous non-actors as well, including James McNerney, President/CEO of GE, 3M, and Boeing. Also John Donohue, president of eBay; Chris Cox, VP of Facebook; Doublas Conant, President/CEO of Campbell Soups; Michael Rogers, director of the NSA; Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law; Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff; writer Scott Turow; poet Archibald MacLeish; the fake activist Brad Will; and the fake serial killer Benjamin Nathaniel Smith.

Charlton Heston (CIA asset)
You will say, "So, it was a rich suburb of a very big city. These things happen." Do they? To see if they do, let us follow just one of these people for a bit. Let's take the first one I mentioned, Charlton Heston. I wanted to just see if Heston was already living in that school district, or if he transferred in from somewhere. Guess what? The info has been scrubbed. Heston's biographers can't even agree on where he was born and raised, much less on where exactly he was living in his teens. Heston himself has said "he was not very good at remembering addresses or his early childhood." [Rick Schultz interview, 1996] Convenient. Go talk to some 70 year olds and see if they can't remember where they grew up. In the same interview, Heston said, "Since I have a strong mnemonic faculty, it was easy for me to slide through to the easy Bs [in school]." So he had a great memory – except for things like where he grew up. He also said this: "The house I lived in my boyhood in Michigan, as far as I know, still stands, and it's a modest bungalow in the woods." Hah. Last time I looked, North Chicago isn't in Michigan. And we are expected to believe that Heston went from being the son of a sawmill operator in the woods of Michigan to star pupil at New Trier in a wealthy suburb of Chicago? How did he afford that? Daddy must have sawed a mighty big load of lumber, oh boy. In 1912, New Trier was the first high school in the nation to have an indoor swimming pool. By the late 1930's – when Heston was supposed to be there – it was richer still. You will say that was after the Great Depression, but only the poor got poorer in the Depression. As now, the rich got richer.

You will say New Trier was always a public high school, not a private one, so he didn't have to pay anything. But if it was public, he had to live in the district, which was for very wealthy people. It didn't allow free transfers from the woods of Michigan.

Heston's bio is full of red flags like this. After college, Heston went into the Air Force. But he didn't go in until the war was almost over, in 1944. He would have been 18 in 1941, so how did he dodge the draft? He wasn't married then, and I don't remember reading about any deferment for drama scholarship winners. Well, Wikipedia tells us, though it doesn't tell us it is telling us:
Heston narrated for highly classified military and Department of Energy instructional films, particularly relating to nuclear weapons, and "for six years Heston [held] the nation's highest security clearance" or Q clearance." The Q clearance is similar to a DoD or Defense Intelligence Agency(DIA) clearance of Top Secret.[21] OK, so now we are getting somewhere. That was from 1947 to 1953. 1947 was year-one of the CIA. Heston was obviously in some cadre of military intelligence. And he had been in it prior to 1947. In 1944, he had been sent to the Aleutians as a radio operator. That is Alaska. There was no war in Alaska in 1944. The "Aleutian campaign" with the Japanese ended in 1943. So was Heston even there? It is doubtful, since the army would have no use for an actor in Alaska in 1944-5.

But the point is made: Heston's early bio, including his time at New Trier, is a series of red flags. Given that Heston's bio includes this admitted top-security clearance, and given that New Trier also graduated Rumsfeld, Rogers, McNerney, and Emanuel, we already see the pattern. Something is going on at New Trier that we aren't being told.

And if we study Donald Rumsfeld's bio, we discover something else interesting about Heston. Although Heston's page doesn't mention it, Rumsfeld's page mentions that he went to Baker Demonstration School. If we take the link to that, we find that Heston also went there. This was a school up to 8th grade, so Heston must have already been in the Winnetka area well before high school. Seeing that Heston must have been in this super wealthy neighborhood by the time he was 11 or 12, it is somewhat surprising he has no memory of it.

Bruce Dern 
That was informative, so let's do another one. Bruce Dern, famous actor and father of actress Laura Dern, was the grandson of Roosevelt's Secretary of War George Dern. That of course links him to Rumsfeld, who was also Secretary of War (under Bush). Our understanding of New Trier is starting to jell.

Dern's godfather was Adlai Stevenson, Jr., who was governor of Illinois and Presidential nominee in 1952. Stevenson's father had been Vice President under Grover Cleveland.


Now let us return to Hugh O'Brian, who, if you will remember, ran into Sharon Tate and Merv Griffin during a live interview in London in 1966. Merv jokingly asked Hugh if he was CIA (because Hugh seemed to be stalking them or spying on them, I guess). Turns out, Hugh probably was CIA. His dad was a career Marine, but we aren't told his final rank. After New Trier, O'Brian went to the Roosevelt Military Academy. He enlisted in the Marines in 1943, and we are told he became the first 17-year-old drill instructor. Since drill instructors are normally Sergeants (E5), most Marines will find that curious. Also curious is that by 1948, O'Brian was already in Los Angeles appearing in major films. In that year O'Brian had a bit part in Kidnapped, starring Roddy McDowell as David Balfour. That's a quick transition from Marine drill instructor to successful actor. O'Brian would have been only 22 when the film shot. Another red flag is that O'Brian is said to have been discovered by Ida Lupino. Lupino also has CIA markers all over her, especially in 1948. Although she had appeared in many pictures in the 1930's and 40's, in the mid-40's she suddenly stopped acting to write and direct "low-budget, issue-oriented films". Although she was British and didn't need US citizenship, she was given it in 1948. That date itself is a red flag, since that is when the CIA was doing a full-court press on Hollywood. The subject of Lupino's first film Never Fear was polio, which is curious seeing that Roosevelt had polio. It appears the CIA was trying to spin Roosevelt's still-recent death (1945). If that doesn't make something click in your head, try this:


That is the poster from Lupino's third film Outrage. If you haven't already, I encourage you to read my recent papers on the Zodiac, Manson, and Ted Bundy. Then return to this paper. You will see that the CIA has been trying to scare everyone, but especially women. This is the way they do it. It is called in-your-face propaganda. Is Any Girl SAFE?

Lupino's second film Not Wanted has been scrubbed from Wikipedia, so we have to go to IMDB to find this lovely poster:


You can tell that is propaganda without further commentary from me.

Here's something else strange about Lupino: we are told she was a Lieutenant during WWII in the

Women’s Ambulance and Defense Corps of America. 


Problem? She wasn't a citizen until 1948. You can't become a lieutenant in the US Military without being a citizen. So she was just a pretend lieutenant.

I will be told non-citizens can enlist. Yes, but they can't become lieutenants. "Federal law prohibits non-citizens from becoming commission or warrant officers." A lieutenant is a commissioned officer. As a Brit during the war, Lupino would have had to join the British Ambulance Corp.


But let's move on to another New Trier graduate. Archibald MacLeish spent a short time at New Trier. If you don't know, MacLeish was a famous modernist poet, found in all the anthologies. He was in your Norton Anthology in college. More important here is his early connection to the Paris Salon, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and that lot. I have outed all those folks in my paper called "The Stolen Century". The website cia.gov admits Hemingway worked for them; and the literary magazines were outed by the CIA back in the late 1960's, as I show in my papers on The CIA and Modern Art and on Ramparts magazine.

MacLeish was Skull and Bones at Yale. He then went to Harvard Law, where he was the editor of the Law Review. He practiced law for three years afterwards. Save us from lawyers turned poets!

Not only did MacLeish attend New Trier, he also attended the Hotchkiss School, another prep school that seeds the Intelligence agencies. Peter Matthiessen also attended Hotchkiss, and he finally admitted he was a CIA agent. Wikipedia now includes that information in the first sentence on his page there. Henry Ford went to Hotchkiss, as did Henry Luce, the founder of TIME magazine. So did Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine.† So did Thomas Hoving, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.* So did John Hersey, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist who wrote the account of the Hiroshima aftermath.** So did Roswell Gilpatric, Deputy Secretary of Defense under Kennedy. So did the members of Sha Na Na. So did Tom Werner, who brought you The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and That 70's Show.

We are told that MacLeish's dad was "a dry good merchant". Hah. He was a bit more than that. Since he has his own Wiki page, he must have done pretty well as a merchant. He was one of the wealthiest men in Chicago, and founded the University of Chicago along with John D. Rockefeller. If you want to know why Archibald MacLeish got famous, it is due to his connections, not due to his lousy poetry.

As just a sample for proof of that, here are the first two stanzas from his famous poem "Two Poems from the War":

Oh, not the loss of the accomplished thing!
Not dumb farewells, nor long relinquishment
Of beauty had, and golden summer spent,
And savage glory of the fluttering
Torn banners of the rain, and frosty ring
Of moon-white winters, and the imminent
Long-lunging seas, and glowing students bent
To race on some smooth beach the gull's wing:

Not these, nor all we've been, nor all we've loved,
The pitiful familiar names, had moved
Our hearts to weep for them; but oh, the star
The future is! Eternity's too wan
To give again that undefeated, far,
All-possible irradiance of dawn.

What kind of non-artist would start a poem with "Oh, not the loss of the accomplished thing!"? Could you possibly throw your reader more quickly into meaningless blather? "The accomplished thing"? That simply isn't poetic language. Reading that, I feel like I have just fallen into a vat of tepid jello. And what are “torn banners of the rain"? Does the rain have banners?

But the second stanza is even worse. MacLeish tells us that we hadn't been moved to weep for all we had lost in war. Why not? I should think we had been moved to weep for them, and if we hadn't, we would be unlikely to be moved to weep by some squishy poem. He tells us that though we hadn't been moved to weep for the "glowing students" (now riddled with bullet holes, I guess), or for golden summers or beauty lost, but oh, the star the future is! What? What does that have to do with anything? What does it even mean? Does he mean that any mention of the future by a bad poet is supposed to outweigh all the death and loss and destruction?

Eternity's too wan to give again that undefeated, far, all-possible irradiance of dawn.

Could Again, what? The only thing I can figure is that MacLeish is trying to push an internal rhyme of wan with dawn, but to do it he is forced to write a sentence that is gibberish. And he has just mightily contradicted himself. He has just told us what a star the future is, which implies brightness, I would think. But then "Eternity" – which is sort of a blobby restatement or synonym for the "the future" – is now too wan. If Eternity is so pale and uncertain, then how is the future a star? And if Eternity is so pale and uncertain, how does that move us to weep for the things we have lost when we weren't already weeping for them?

Put simply, this is poetry by any stretch of anyone's imagination. It isn't even prose. It is an insensible throwing together of words by someone with only a marginal understanding of what they mean. MacLeish was sold as a poet only because he was promoted by these wealthy businessmen, for their own ends.

What were those ends? Amazingly, Wikipedia tells us:
Archibald MacLeish also assisted with the development of the new "Research and Analysis Branch" of the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency. . . . Academic specialists from fields ranging from geography to classical philology descended upon Washington, bringing with them their most promising graduate students, and set up shop in the headquarters of the Research and Analysis (R&A) Branch at Twenty-third and E Streets, and in the new annex to the Library of Congress. During World War II MacLeish also served as director of the War Department's Office of Facts and Figures and as the assistant director of the Office of War Information. These jobs were heavily involved with propaganda, which was well-suited to MacLeish's talents. That's kind of a strange job for a premier poet, don't you think? Why does Intelligence need to be recruiting poets and philologists, and annexing itself to the Library of Congress? But there's more:
Despite a long history of debate over the merits of Marxism, MacLeish came under fire from anti-communists in the 1940s and 1950s, including J. Edgar Hoover and Joseph McCarthy. Much of this was due to his involvement with left-wing organizations like the League of American Writers, and to his friendships with prominent left-wing writers. After reading Frances Stoner Saunders [The Cultural Cold War] and my recent papers, you should know how to decode that. Someone forgot to inform McCarthy that MacLeish and all these other people were faux-leftists, manufactured by Intelligence. The left had been infiltrated and co-opted long before WWII. All these literary magazines had been started or taken over by Intelligence, including MacLeish's New Republic. These guys weren't promoting Marxism, or even discussing it honestly. They were always spinning and misdirecting. Always.


Next let's look at Benjamin Nathaniel Smith, who is said to have killed or wounded 12 people in a shooting spree in 1999. The New Trier high school page says Smith was an alumnus, but his own page says he lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and went to high school there. His page can't seem to decide if his total casualty was 11 or 12, since it tells us both. It also tells us Smith shot himself twice in the head before crashing the car he was driving. He survived and had to shoot himself again in the heart. Right. He is said to have wounded nine Orthodox Jews in West Rogers Park. OK. They really need to hire some better scriptwriters, and a continuity proofer.


Smith was linked to Matthew Hale, the Pontifex Maximus of Creativity, a neo-religion that promoted racial hatred. Hale is said to be serving a 40-year sentence for solicitation to murder a judge. Like the Smith plot, the entire Hale plot is manufactured; and although Hale is said to be incarcerated at ADX Florence in Colorado, he isn't. ADX maximum security prison has a fake wing, filled with fictional characters like Zacharias Moussaoui (20th 911 hijacker), Richard Reid (shoe bomber), Umar Abdulmutallab (underwear bomber), and other fake terrorists. It also houses other ghosts like Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber), Terry Nichols (Oklahoma City bombing), Eric Rudolph (Olympic Park bombing), Robert Hanssen (FBI spy), and various organized crime and Aryan Brotherhood actors like Tyler Bingham, Thomas Silverstein, and James Marcello. See here for full list of fake inmates. And see my paper on the Manson event for proof the Aryan Brotherhood is a fake.

I could go on all day researching New Trier graduates, but let us move on. New Trier links itself in its own literature to the ancient town Trier in Germany, which is strange enough. Stranger still is the emblem used by the high school:


That's the Porta Nigra, which is also the emblem of Trier in Germany. It is a famous gate of the city, and the site is said to date back before the founding of Rome. The name means “the Black Gate.” Cue Twilight Zone music.


Twilight Zone 
Just imagine if your high school had an emblem like that, with a Black Gate on it. You would wonder what in hell was going on, wouldn't you? Well, the weird symbols don't stop there. Look more closely, and you will notice that the emblem is surrounded by an asymmetrical wreath. It is different on one side than the other, isn't it? Why? It appears to have 9 oak leaves on one side and 18 fronds on the other. Why? I will be told it is because there are six and then six and then six fronds, or 666. Indicating this is the Black Gate of hell. I dismissed that reading the first time it popped into my head. As you know, I have dismissed the Satanic overtones of all the manufactured events as misdirection. I still do that, although I have to admit it is getting harder to do. We will leave the question open and simply see where the research takes us.

We now follow the scent to Trier itself. This is where we link back up to Marx. Karl Marx is said to have been born in Trier. The first time I read that, I dismissed it as a coincidence, but I no longer do. You will see why in a moment. But before we get there, let us take a look at the history of Trier. It is surpassingly strange, even for an old European city. Formerly called Treves, the city is claimed to have been founded 1,300 years before Rome. That would be 2,056 BC, and would make Trier the oldest town in Germany and one of the oldest in Europe. Even the recorded history of Athens doesn't go back that far. That would take us back almost to the Old Kingdom in Egypt.

Stranger still is the link to Assyria. Not many towns in Europe trace themselves back to Assyria. For instance, Rome—which is of course quite old – traces its founding to Aeneas, and through him back to Troy (c. 1300 BC). Troy is somewhat to the East, now being in far western Turkey, but Assyria is much further to the East, being north of Babylon, in present-day Iraq. Why would Trier wish to link itself to Assyria? According to the history, Trier was founded by Trebeta, son of Ninus. Ninus was Nimrod from the Bible, who taught the Persians to worship fire. Note that. Ninus was the son of Belus, who – according to Castor of Rhodes – lived when Zeus was fighting the Titans. In fact, theogony gets mixed up with history at this distance in the past, since another historian – John of Nikiu  – tells us that the pagan gods Cronus and Rhea were real Assyrians, and that they bore Zeus (aka Picus) and his brother Ninus. If Ninus was a god like his brother Zeus, then of course his son Trebeta would also be a god. So according to some of these old monks cataloging these stories, Germany was colonized by pagan gods.

In one way, that doesn't take much believing, since we can see why monks would wish trace their lineage back to gods. It is less clear why Christian monks like John of Nikiu would wish to trace themselves to pagan gods. John was an Egyptian Coptic bishop, so we have two questions instead of one: 1) why would a Christian bishop wish to trace his lineage back to pagan gods? 2) why would an Egyptian Coptic bishop wish to tie his lineage to Assyria or Persia? Egypt had a history just as old or older, so if he has to trace himself back to someone other than Adam, why not trace himself to Ra or Set or Amun?

An even better question, perhaps, is why German Christian monks would wish to tie Trier to Assyria via these fire-worshiping demi-deities from the East. A clue is given by the fact that Trebeta was said to have been cremated at his death by the people of Trier on a great pyre. Again, that is neither a Christian, a Semitic, an Egyptian, a Greek, nor a Babylonian practice. Cremation was prohibited by all these cultures/religions for most or all of their history.

I will leave that great mystery hanging for now and return you to Marx. Marx's history – unlike that of Charlton Heston – is well-known and uncontested, but it is rarely stressed. They like to rush you by it, if they mention it at all. You will now see why. On his father's side, Marx came from a family of rabbis. His father was the first in the line to refuse that road and instead he became a rich lawyer. [Fortunately he didn't also become a poet, as far as we know.] His father gave up Judaism, we are told, and became a Lutheran, although we must assume that was just a pose. He married a Jewish woman anyway, and although we are always told she was "semi-literate," the more important fact is that she was from a family of very wealthy bankers and industrialists. This was the Philips family, which later started Philips electronics. Outside of the royals, the Philips were and still are the richest people in Belgium.

I want to pause and circle that "semi-literate" tag we get whenever we read about Marx's mother. It is supposed to divert you from realizing who she really is. Being semi-literate implies she is from a low- class family of scullery maids or something, when the truth is she is from a family of billionaires. They just trust you don't make the connection I did, going "so these billionaires are semi-literate?" I encourage you to make that connection, because it explains a lot. For a start, it explains why these super-wealthy families who now run the world care nothing for real art, literature, poetry, or music. They have destroyed all the old high arts and sciences, keeping only the lowly economics. The upper class they displaced – the real aristocrats – always honored art and artists. They scoured their domains  – even the countryside and the towns of the poor – searching for the most talented artisans and artists. But the nouveau-riche industrialists killed that tradition, instead inserting their own talentless children into the all the artistic venues and jobs.

We also have curious links through Marx's wife Jenny:
Spending summer and autumn 1836 in Trier, Marx became more serious about his studies and his life. He became engaged to Jenny von Westphalen, an educated baroness of the Prussian ruling class who had known Marx since childhood. Having broken off her engagement with a young aristocrat to be with Marx, their relationship was socially controversial due to the differences between their ethnic and class origins, but Marx befriended her father, a liberal aristocrat, Ludwig von Westphalen, and later dedicated his doctoral thesis to him. No one ever asks how Marx managed to meet and wed an educated baroness of the Prussian ruling class. Being a middle-class Jew, son of an attorney, he should have been the worst possible husband for her. We would expect her family to do everything possible to prevent such a union. This is glossed over by telling us Jenny and Karl were childhood friends, but that is beyond belief. Jenny's father Ludwig von Westphalen may have hired Karl's father Heinrich to do some work for him, but as for the families socializing, that is next to impossible. Plus, Jenny was four years older. If we are to believe that they became friends as children, we would have to believe that a 16-year-old girl, say, became close friends with a 12-year-old boy. It doesn't happen that way. If you are male, ask yourself if you had any female friends that were four years older, when you were 10 or 12. You didn't. A 16-year-old girl would be interested in a 20-year-old boy, not a 12-year-old. Jenny would have to be slow for us to believe she was best friends with a much younger boy, but she wasn't. She was supposed to be beautiful – the most beautiful girl in Trier‡ – and highly educated.

The marriage looks arranged to me, for political purposes, which means Ludwig was probably in on the con. In other words, the most logical reading of the clues here is that Ludwig von Westphalen was an aristocrat who had been bought out by the rising industrialists like the Philips family. He had read the signs, seeing the ultimate victory of money over rank – banking over the aristocracy – and he had chosen their side. The history books call Ludwig a liberal aristocrat, which I suppose means he was open to new ideas for the future. But since the new idea for the future he was open to was this takeover by the bankers and industrialists, he was anything but liberal. To use the right adjective, he was a fascist.

His links to the government in Prussia also explain the protection Marx seemed to have there, even as he was being ejected from Germany more than once. His counterpart in Russia, Bakunin, spent many years in prison, but Marx was never inconvenienced. Even after Ludwig died in 1842, Jenny still had connections to the aristocracy through her family.

But there is another possibility, one that would free Ludwig from any blame. It is possible that all we are told about Ludwig is false. It is possible that Ludwig opposed the marriage violently, as we would expect him to. It is possible that Jenny was the one bought out by the industrialists. This reading should appeal to feminists, since it gives her a far greater role in this entire history. It is possible that both Marx and Jenny were agents, and that she, not he, was their main tool against the aristocracy in Germany. Just think how useful a turned Prussian baroness would be to the bankers and industrialists. All they needed was one rich girl who hated Daddy for whatever reason, and they would have their perfect spy. If she was a bit of an actress, so much the better.

The clue leading us to this reading of the facts is that Marx and Jenny didn't wed until after Ludwig died. He died in 1942 and they wed in 1843. We are told they had a 7-year engagement, so they apparently waited a long time for Ludwig to pass on.

At any rate, we know Marx's mom was from a family of billionaires (by today's standards). And his wife was a baroness whose grandfather had been chief of staff to Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick. This Duke is interesting for several reasons. The first is that he was a field marshal, which is basically a five-star general. That is and was extremely rare. The second is that he was almost made the commander of the British forces in the American Revolutionary War. So this is who Jenny's family was accustomed to work for and socialize with. This Duke was also a billionaire, and the Westphalens were also very wealthy. And yet the historians tell us Marx was living hand-to-mouth at several points. They tell us that Karl and Jenny relied on loans from the family; and that after his father died, Marx's family had a "diminished income." And that Karl and Jenny lived communally in Paris with the Ruges. You might want to ask these fake historians how stupid they think you are. How could Karl and Jenny ever have any money problems? They didn't need loans from their own family. They were never disinherited, so they had almost infinite supplies of money. Billionaires and baronesses don't live communally in one-room flop houses. They are selling you the same kind of manufactured story they sold you with Hemingway and the others in the lost generation. We are told these rich kids were living close to the bone – always a day away from begging on the street – when the fact is they were trust- fund kids, always just one letter or phonecall away from a bag of cash.

So you see, we have red flags popping up with Marx from the beginning. When you read that Marx's uncle was a super-wealthy banker and industrialist, don't you get a little suspicious? Don't you wonder if maybe, just maybe, these bankers financed this whole literary and philosophical operation for a reason? In fact, it is admitted that this banker uncle Benjamin Philips did bankroll Marx while he was in London. But he was bankrolling him before that. Marx wasn't working in Paris, so we may assume he was a trust-fund boy all along. In fact, it looks like Marx was sent to Paris as an agent, specifically to follow Arnold Ruge: to spy on him and undermine him.

By that time Marx was already arguing that the proletariat was a revolutionary force. Do you think Uncle Benny the banker was underwriting this project, hoping that the proletariat would revolt and overthrow the industrialists? No, Uncle Benny was underwriting this project for the express purpose of preventing that from happening. The growing socialist movement – which was closely allied at that time to the Republican revolutions fomenting all over the world – was seen as a danger to the rich. Marx was trained and sent in to splinter and disorient this movement, which he did.

I will be told Uncle Benny didn't know what Marx was doing. Benny just sent money to support his nephew Marx because he was a generous guy. Right. Marx was ejected twice from Germany by the King of Prussia, and then from two other countries, but Benny didn't know that? Marx was notorious throughout the civilized world, but Benny didn't read the papers?

I won't have time to do it for you here, but I encourage you to reread all Marx's major writings with that idea in mind. Marx was sent in to control the opposition. Notice how at every juncture, Marx manages to create factions rather than alliances. He deftly prevents any real action by always turning the socialists against themselves. He keeps them arguing over philosophical fine-points rather than encouraging direct and immediate action. Wikipedia even admits it:
In Vorwärts!, Marx refined his views on socialism based upon Hegelian and Feuerbachian ideas of dialectical materialism, at the same time criticising liberals and other socialists operating in Europe.[65] See, he is not creating alliances, he is criticizing liberals and other socialists. He is encouraging infighting. And at the same time he is weighing the movement down with a big bag of useless and imprecise terms like dialectical materialism. This is perfect legal misdirection, which he learned from his father. As a lawyer, his father knew that one of the best tools at your disposal as an agent of disinfo is a monstrous lingo, with which you can insert confusion into any argument.

As another quick example, look at his book Die heilige Familie (The Holy Family), which he wrote with Engels in 1844. Not only does the book rudely dismiss the Young Hegelians – who we are told gave Marx his start a decade earlier – but he tries to push a group whose radicalism had failed to even more radicalism. Although the suppression of the Deutsche Jahrbücher in 1843 had already killed the Young Hegelians (Marx was basically kicking a man when he was down), Marx's solution was that the Young Hegelians hadn't been radical enough. Although Bruno Bauer – foremost Young Hegelian –  had been writing the most anti-Christian pamphlets ever seen in Germany, Marx and Engels accused him of only being a Christian reformer – hence the term "holy". They even called him Saint Bruno.

This was vicious, seeing that Bruno had been best friends with Marx just three years earlier.

In July [1841], Marx and Bauer took a trip to Bonn from Berlin. There they scandalised their class by getting drunk, laughing in church, and galloping through the streets on donkeys. [Wheen, p. 34]

In short, the leaders of the progressive movement in Germany had already cut their own throats by focusing on religion instead of politics. Most workers weren't interested in overthrowing the Church. Atheism was a pose mostly taken by university students, not by workers. The masses weren't going to be swayed by talking to them about atheism, and Marx knew that. These attacks on Christianity only turned most of the workers off. But the leaders of the progressive movements like Bauer were too ensconced in their ivory towers to see that. So Marx and Engels cleverly goaded them into thinking they had failed because they hadn't gone far enough in their attacks on religion. Marx's job was to push the progressives into further radicalism, a radicalism that would both disenchant the real workers and mobilize the conservatives in government to shut down the magazines and meetings. The same sort of controlling the opposition we see now was going on in the 1840's. There are many subplots to this control, but one of them has always been encouraging the progressives to play their hand too far and too early. Marx was inserted as a mole: a creator of dissension, a confuser, and a giver of bad advice.

We see more proof of that in 1849 when August Willich and Karl Schapper recommended an immediate uprising. Marx and Engels did everything they could to stop it, warning that it would be crushed by the police.

Changes in society, Marx argued, are not achieved overnight through the efforts and will power of "a handful of men." [Fedoseyev, p. 233] Instead, they are brought about through a scientific analysis of economic conditions of society and by moving toward revolution through different stages of social development.

That is classical Marxist misdirection, of course, with the blather about a scientific progression of history. It also refutes itself for at least two reasons: 1) Willich and Schapper weren't calling for action by a handful of men, they were calling for action by millions of men and women simultaneously across Europe – the very thing the industrialists feared most. 2) The industrialists had changed society in a matter of decades, and they were in fact "a handful of men." A few powerful people working together can achieve incredible things, and history is full of examples of that. Marx and his backers knew that, which is exactly why they were publishing manifestoes saying the opposite.

I encourage you to study that last quoted sentence closely. Here it is again: Instead, they are brought about through a scientific analysis of economic conditions of society and by moving toward revolution through different stages of social development. When did anything in history ever happen that way? Answer: it didn't. The French Revolution happened in just the opposite way, with no scientific analysis of economic conditions and no moving through stages of social development. The 17th century overthrow of Charles by Cromwell didn't happen that way, either. Both real history and human nature are the opposite of scientific. They are the opposite of Marxist.

As more evidence of this, I beg you to reconsider Marx's pitting the proletariat against the bourgeoisie. This should have always seemed strange to you, seeing that the great enemy of the worker was not the bourgeoisie, but the very rich industrialists who owned the companies. As now, it was the super rich that were preying on the workers, not the middle class. The lower class and the middle class should have been natural allies against the upper class, since both were and are being preyed upon mercilessly. Well, the upper class recognized that fact, and had to prevent that alliance by any means possible. Enter Karl Marx.

Do you really think it is a coincidence that Marx came from a family of super wealthy industrialists, and that he was misdirecting attention away from them all along? You will tell me that when he returned to Cologne in 1848, he pressed four of the ten points of the Manifesto, believing that "the bourgeoisie must overthrow the feudal monarchy and aristocracy before the proletariat could overthrow the bourgeoisie." [Wheen, p. 129.] But again, that is misdirection, since his rich uncle Benny was neither monarchy nor aristocracy. The Philips family was composed of bankers and industrialists, not aristocrats. In fact, these industrialists wanted to supplant the existing aristocracy. It was upper class versus upper class, and in some parts of the world it still is. Remind yourself what happened in Russia: the monarchy and aristocracy were overthrown, but not by the bourgeoisie. They were overthrown by a group of mysterious intellectuals like Marx – Lenin, Trotsky, etc. – and under closer examination we find they too were financed by bankers and industrialists.

I encourage you to read that last quoted sentence yet again, and despin it like this: Marx wanted to see the bourgeoisie overthrow the aristocracy before the proletariat overthrew the bourgeoisie. Why would he push that idea? I suggest to you that it is because the overthrow of the aristocracy was the plan all along. All this talk about the proles and bourgeoisie is just misdirection. The goal was for the aristocracy to be replaced by the industrialists in Marx's family, after which the proletariat could all go get hanged. Marx and his backers knew that the proletariat would never gain the ability to overthrow anyone, but they especially wouldn't have the power to overthrow a new upper class that had just defeated the old aristocracy and co-opted all their resources.

You see, recent history has been the industrialists against everyone else. But they were always least worried about the "proletariat." The lower class was mostly lower for a reason. They had the fewest resources, intellectual and tangible. That is why the industrialists were always misdirecting you toward them. They wanted the world to think they were concerned with the lower classes, but they weren't. They were most concerned with the aristocracy, since the aristocracy had all the things they wanted. This is why Marx was advising that the aristocracy needed to overthrown first. He is actually tipping his hand toward us here, but almost no one has read the cards right.

The secondary concern of the industrialists and bankers was the upper-middle class. They had to watch their flank while they were going after the aristocracy. They couldn't have those just beneath them bite them in the butt while they were pulling down kings. In hindsight, we see that they dealt with this by pushing a materialistic and economic worldview. This materialistic worldview kept the upper-middle class chasing the very wealthy above them, rather than attacking them. The middle class didn't want to ally itself to the lower class, since that would just pull them down. This effectively isolated the lower class. It also isolated and ultimately doomed the middle class, since after the industrialists had defeated the aristocracy, they turned and attacked the stratum just beneath them. The new upper class had been preying voraciously on the middle class for the past half century – so much so that the parasite may end up killing the host. Once the upper class has pushed the entire middle class down into the lower class, it will have only itself to feed upon. We are already seeing the first stages of that.

This is precisely why the aristocracy in Western Europe backed down and gave up the fight. After the Russian Revolution, they saw they were outmatched and outflanked by the bankers and industrialists. The bankers gave them the choice of following the Romanovs or receding into the shadows, where they would play only a diversionary and functionary role. Both the East and the West have experienced fascist takeovers, but the methods have been somewhat different. In both cases, however, the industrialists have won all the battles. In Russia they rule under the cover of a fake Marxism. In the US they rule under the cover of a Democracy that does not exist. In both places they control the masses with fatal doses of propaganda and a completely falsified history.

If you want more proof, go to the Wikipedia page titled "Banking in Russia." There are several sections, with the first section being "Soviet Period." Here is what is in that section:

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Do you really believe no one has tried to add anything to that section in the 13 years that Wikipedia has been up? I guess they don't want you to read about Lenin's New Economic Policy (NEP) of 1921, which even Lenin called state capitalism. Why would he call it that? Because it explicitly bowed to foreign investment by bankers and industrialists – the bankers and industrialists that had bankrolled him in the first place. These industrialists were already active in Russia before 1921, but in that year Lenin removed the cloak and simply admitted it. They also don't want you to read about Stalin's First Five-Year Plan, which viciously pushed industrialization on a country that didn't want it. Why? Was this industrialization done for the benefit of the proles or the bourgeoisie? Nope. It was done for the benefit of the industrialists. That is why it is called industrialization.

Industry may – or may not – provide products that are useful to everyone, but the industrialists don't care about that. They will just as soon push products that are harmful to everyone, and have. A majority of modern products are harmful to humanity and the environment, and that majority is increasing every year. But you aren't told that. You are told to buy everything that is advertised as soon as it hits the shelves, for your own greater glory. However, it isn't to your glory the products are provided, it is to the glory of the industrialists. Industrialization increases wealth disparity by moving wealth from the poor and middle classes to the upper class. This is why the upper class loves it. This is why Lenin and Stalin viciously forced industrialization on Russians that didn't want it: it moved money out of Russia and into the pockets of foreign investors. And this industrialization didn't help Russia at all. In fact, it decimated it via mass starvation, mass murder by the government, and civil war. Almost a century later, Russia is still feeling the effects of this fascist revolution and takeover by the financiers. Russia is no more communist than the US is democratic. Both are just smokescreens for looting by the rich.

Now let's move on to Marx's time with the New York Tribune. Wikipedia has a whole section on this, but of course it is all misdirection. Notice that it says this: Marx sought to communicate with the public by writing articles for the New York Tribune and other bourgeois newspapers. Did you trip over that? Aren't we taught that Marx wanted the proles to overthrow the bourgeoisie? So it should be strange to see him published in a "bourgeois" paper, no? The reason Marx was in the Tribune is that it was the most widely circulated paper in the US at the time, so it was the most useful as a dispenser of propaganda. However, Intelligence lost control of the paper in 1861 and had to switch their man Dana over to the New York Sun. Not surprisingly, Marx left at that time, too.

Wikipedia supplies proof of what I just said, but since they don't sell it as proof, most people will miss it. In the section on the Tribune, we find this paragraph inserted by someone:
From December 1851 to March 1852, Marx wrote The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon,[152] a work on the French Revolution of 1848, in which he expanded upon his concepts of historical materialism, class struggle and the dictatorship of the proletariat, advancing the argument that victorious proletariat has to smash the bourgeois state.[153] But they just admitted Marx was writing for the bourgeois Tribune at the same time. How does that make any sense? It makes sense only when you realize Marx was trying to turn the bourgeoisie against the proles. He had to prevent an alliance of the middle class with the lower class. So he was diverting the (semi)literate workers who read the Tribune away from any alliance with the factory workers, mine workers, and farm workers who probably weren't reading newspapers at all. Divide and conquer, you know.

I advise you to pause and chew on the term "dictatorship of the proletariat." Why would Marx put it that way, if he wanted to sell the idea of a "victorious proletariat"? Aren't those two ideas contradictory? If you were a revolutionary trying to bring about the rise of the proletariat and the smashing of the bourgeois state, would you call the outcome of that the dictatorship of the proletariat? No, you would only call it that if you were trying to scare your bourgeois readers. They don't want a dictatorship of the proletariat, do they? No one smart enough to read the newspapers wants a dictatorship of illiterate factory workers, and Marx knew that.

In the next section at Wikipedia, we get more indication my reading of all this is correct, when we find that Marx and Engels are arguing in 1851 that another economic downturn is necessary for another revolution. Conditions had bettered somewhat after the revolutions of 1848, so Marx and Engels were arguing it wasn't the time for another uprising. They advised the other leaders to wait for another recession.

This advice was coming right out of the mouth of Marx's uncle Benny, of course, since the economic conditions had bettered somewhat only because the industrialists had loosened the vise a turn or two in response to the revolutions of 1848. The industrialists made a few minor concessions in that time, for the purpose of defusing the uprisings. It was then Marx's job to be sure the socialist leaders responded in the right way, by putting the revolution on hold.

Unfortunately, this was the opposite of what they should have done. The concessions should have been read as an indication of weakness of the upper class. If they had really been as strong as they wished to appear, they wouldn't have needed to make any concessions. The revolutions of 1848 had weakened them, and a second round of revolutions in the 1850's may have led to even greater success by the Republicans. But infiltration by Marx and others defused that possibility.

In that sense, Marxism is probably the greatest propaganda success of all time. The smashing success of this early major psy-op has led to everything we have seen since, including the sharp rise of all forms of misdirection. The upper class discovered that most people could be fooled most of the time, and that this fooling allowed for complete control of society. They have had no use for the truth since that time.

We see more proof of my reading in the beginning of the next section at Wikipedia, on the First International:
In that organisation, Marx was involved in the struggle against the anarchist wing centred on Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876).[139] Although Marx won this contest, the transfer of the seat of the General Council from London to New York in 1872, which Marx supported, led to the decline of the International. Notice how Marx is able to cleverly switch gears, to respond to any immediate crisis. Earlier with the Young Hegelians, Marx had pushed the leaders to be more radical in their attacks on Christianity, knowing this would backfire. Here, he is pushing for less radicalism. Afraid that Bakunin's group might actually do something, Marx came in and took over the First International. Notice that Marx's takeover led to the decline of the International. Of course it did. That is what it was meant to do.

The most important event in these years was the Paris Commune of 1871, for which Marx wrote Der Burgerkrieg in Frankreich. Although it was sold as support of the Communards, in fact Marx did everything possible to undercut them. For instance, we find this famous passage:

One thing especially was proved by the Commune, viz., that the working class cannot simply lay hold of ready-made state machinery, and wield it for its own purposes.

There were lessons to be drawn from the failures of 1871, but I don't think that is one of them. Successful revolutionaries can lay hold of anything they have a use for, just as any conquering army can. The words above again look like the words of Uncle Benny. He is trying to convince the Republican leaders that they don't have the expertise or wherewithal to use the existing bureaucracy. But just the opposite is true. Yes, they need some sort of plan of how to use it – what to keep and what to throw out – and some people who are adept at administration. A few smart people could come up with that in a matter of weeks.

Marx is just manufacturing problems. He is trying make the revolutionaries think that revolution is so complex and requires so much intricate planning it is nigh impossible. He advises that it requires years of study and detailed maps of all actions during the transition. It doesn't. Nothing that humans do requires that, because if it did nothing would ever get done. The current bureaucracy doesn't work that way, so why would a revolutionary government have to work that way? Everything done by humans is criminally inefficient, but that doesn't stop life from moving forward. All the revolution would require is a few halfway competent people: as such, they would be half-again as competent as the people currently running things.

Wikipedia then backpedals to 1859 and the publication of A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. We are told,
Thus, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy created a storm of enthusiasm when it appeared in public. The entire edition of the book was sold out quickly. Yes, but who bought it? The Intelligence agencies? Supposing the numbers weren't just faked, as now, selling out editions means nothing. We have seen in my previous papers the government buying hundreds of thousands of copies of F. Scott Fitzgerald and other authors and distributing them for free as part of some "wartime effort" or another. My guess is this is what happened with Marx. Do you really believe a book with the title A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy created a storm of enthusiasm with the public? Not a chance. Remember, this is where Marx hamhandedly pushed the idea of an economic interpretation of history. In other words, economics determines everything else, including the daily lives people lead. Never was a political philosophy less artistic, less religious, less colorful, less poetic, and less interesting. Compared to Marx, Adam Smith seems like a Hollywood blockbuster. Beyond that, never was a political philosophy less true. That is to say, less historical. Which is rich in that Marx was pushing a form of historicism.

Any study of history or the lives of real people shows that economics was and is just one consideration among many, and that it has always been considered the most vulgar and the least definitive. It certainly wasn't the basis for all human interaction, not in tribal cultures, not in Eastern (Oriental) cultures, and not even in Western cultures up to that time. Economics has enjoyed a steep rise in relative importance in past 150 years, but that is because it has been promoted so outrageously by the same people that were promoting Marx. While they were promoting this vulgar economic reading of history, they were demoting all spiritualism, art, poetry, cooperation, and other non-economic factors, so it is no surprise to see the bookstores and libraries filled with other books in the same line as A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy – books that no one wants to read, or does read. We must assume that even the bankers don't read this crap, they simply push it on those they wish to loan money to, sell stocks to, or issue credit cards to.

If economics were so fascinating (creating a storm of enthusiasm), people would be watching TV programs and going to see movies about economists. They aren't, and never were, and never will. We may assume that economics creates some enthusiasm with accountants, but accountants aren't known for storms of enthusiasm, so even there the wording overstates the case. Most people could care less about economics, and would rather talk about anything else in the world, including athlete's foot or adult diapers. I am almost universally curious, but economics bores even me. In general, I want to know everything, but there isn't much to know about economics except that it is a bore. Some people have things to sell and other people have things they want to buy, and you just hope to get a match. Beyond that it is all a cheat and a steal and a yawn for any honest person.

This means there are no real Marxists and never have been. All prominent people5 pretending to be interested in Marxism, pro or con, are being paid by Intelligence one way or the other. It is all part of the magnificent con. No one you thought was a Marxist ever was, including people like Christopher Hitchens and Lyndon Larouche. That was simply a pose they were paid to take for a while. Eventually they were paid to take a different pose, like the actors they were and are.

You will say, "It can't be. There are simply too many of them – too many people who seem to take this stuff seriously. Literally tens of thousands of academics and writers would have to be part of the con. You find them at every university and college, and there are thousands of universities and colleges." Well, you simply underestimate Intelligence once again, both its size and its reach. It is indeed everywhere, and there are not just tens of thousands of these people, there are millions. I showed in a recent paper that there were at least six million of them in the US alone, and that number may be a low estimate. Since there is no real Intelligence work to be done domestically – in the sense of anti-Terrorism or things like that – most of these people are involved in the magnificent con one way or the other. Everyone in the media is part of it, and all of Hollywood, and everyone in publishing, and a large part of academia. Like Hollywood, the universities have been completely taken over, and they are all but run by these shadowy government agencies. The college Presidents and Deans come right out of Intelligence – they are actually appointed by the agencies directly, with Boards of Regents just being a smokescreen. Just study the bios of these college Presidents: like the people we outed above, their stories are full of red flags.


You will say "like who, for instance." Ok, for instance William M. Chace, who has been President at both Wesleyan and Emory, and whom I outed in my paper on Ramparts magazine. He wrote for Ramparts in the 1960's, and later won the Sidney Hook award – which should be called the spook award. Hook was career CIA, and he helped Intelligence infiltrate many literary magazines and most of their writers. This information is scrubbed from Chace's current bio, but it can be gleaned by digging a bit deeper.


As another for instance, we can go to McGeorge Bundy, whose was appointed Dean of Arts and Sciences at Harvard when he was 34. He joined OSS right of college at age 22, and they admit that. Later he was National Security Advisor to both Kennedy and Johnson, a top spook post. He didn't retire from the CIA to become Dean at Harvard. You don't move in and out of the CIA. He was CIA all along, on assignment at Harvard. The position of Harvard Dean is a CIA-assigned post.

Now that we know who Marx really was and what his assignment was, we can return to the mystery of Trier and New Trier high school. Are these people actually Satanists? I don't think so. I admit they use Satanism as a cover, including the 666 signal and the horn-sign and all that. But I don't believe they are actually Satanists. They are bad people, but that doesn't make them Satanists. They are bad people because they are addicted to lying and cheating and stealing, but that doesn't make them Satanists. All humans seem to have a large tolerance for lying and cheating and stealing, it is just that these people now running the world are fabulously good at it. They have found a way to look at themselves in the mirror without getting sick, despite having achieved all they think they have achieved by lying and cheating. This makes them bad but it does not make them Satanists. Satanism would qualify as a sort of religion, and these people are deeply and profoundly irreligious. You can be sure they aren't praying to any gods or demons of any stripe, since that would require them to admit to a world beyond their shallow world of money and economics and vulgar displays of faux-power.

If they were successfully calling up gods – good or bad – we would see them with powers they do not appear to have. If they had magical powers, they wouldn't need to subsist on these vulgar conjobs. It is unlikely the gods would stoop to lying right to our stupid faces, since that lacks all subtlety and refinement. Only those with no magical powers at all would need to use the sort of schoolyard tricks we see them using. Only those with no magical powers and no charisma of any kind would need to stoop to using guns – which are of course the real source of power with these people. Those who had successfully called up the demons of the Earth would be far more beguiling than these plastic people we now see in the media – and these plastic people are actually chosen for their charm. Compared to the people who are hiding behind them, they really are princes and princesses.

Anderson Cooper (spawned out of the Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune)
But just think of someone like Anderson Cooper – put him in your mind's eye with me. This is who they chose as their front man. In rummaging through all the old families, Cooper was the most charismatic and charming person they could find. That by itself tells you a lot about these old families. No family that had a direct line to a demon would need to lead with Anderson Cooper. They could call up a figment of Ares or Aphrodite to charm you into submission.

So why the Black Gate? Why the link to Assyria? Why the 666 and the fire worship? Because they would rather you link them to Assyria and Satan than that you figure out the truth: it is all Intelligence. Just as Hogwarts is a school for witches, New Trier is a school for young agents. It is the CIA's own prep school, or one of them (Hotchkiss in Connecticut is another). Having no use for Satanism, the CIA has coopted its signs and signals as a convenience. This serves double duty, since most normal people aren't familiar with these signs, or sidle away from them nervously. Intelligence is then free to wink and nudge itself all it wants, with no fear of being decoded. But it also serves as misdirection, since some researchers will not sidle away. They will see the signs and read them as Satanic. This suits Intelligence fine, since it acts as another layer of confusion. Researchers have lost decades following these fake clues to Satanism.

However, the shorter link between Trier and New Trier is no accident or misdirection. The high school really is paying homage to one of its own. Karl Marx is one of the high saints of propaganda, a hidden agent of the highest order. But New Trier high school couldn't very well put a picture of Karl Marx on its emblem, could it? Most people would read that as "we are Communists," rather than the correct reading, which is "we are agents like Marx."

*We now begin to understand more about Hoving, and his motivation for bastardizing and vulgarizing the MMA. See my initial commentary on Hoving in my paper called "The Mona Lisa Curse."

**See my paper on the Bikini Atoll for the key to this.

†This may explain his editorial choices. See my letters to the editor, where I complain of his promotion of faux-feminism.

‡Published pictures do not confirm this, but she was attractive enough not to hang around with boys.

5Some Marxists are no doubt earnest, but that would just make them dupes rather than plants.

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Economic Warfare Between the U.S. and Russia - Gold Is Anti-Dollar - Drop in Petro Prices Does Not Affect Russia - "Checkmate": Game Over - US$60 Oil the Black Swan? - U.S. Global Economic Hegemony Is Over

Abel Danger - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 18:06
Source: Gold-Eagle

Grandmaster Putin's Golden Trap

Dmitry Kalinichenko
November 23, 2014

Very few people understand what Putin is doing at the moment. And almost no one understands what he will do in the future.


No matter how strange it may seem, but right now, Putin is selling Russian oil and gas only for physical gold.

Putin is not shouting about it all over the world. And of course, he still accepts US dollars as an intermediate means of payment. But he immediately exchanges all these dollars obtained from the sale of oil and gas for physical gold!

To understand this, it is enough to look at the dynamics of growth of gold reserves of Russia and to compare this data with foreign exchange earnings of the RF coming from the sale of oil and gas over the same period.



Moreover, in the third quarter the purchases by Russia of physical gold are at an all-time high, record levels. In the third quarter of this year, Russia had purchased an incredible amount of gold in the amount of 55 tons. It's more than all the central banks of all countries of the world combined (according to official data)!

In total, the central banks of all countries of the world have purchased 93 tons of the precious metal in the third quarter of 2014. It was the 15th consecutive quarter of net purchases of gold by Central banks. Of the 93 tonnes of gold purchases by central banks around the world during this period, the staggering volume of purchases - of 55 tons - belongs to Russia.

Not so long ago, British scientists have successfully come to the same conclusion, as was published in the Conclusion of the U.S. Geological survey a few years ago. Namely: Europe will not be able to survive without energy supply from Russia. Translated from English to any other language in the world it means: "The world will not be able to survive if oil and gas from Russia is subtracted from the global balance of energy supply".

Thus, the Western world, built on the hegemony of the petrodollar, is in a catastrophic situation. In which it cannot survive without oil and gas supplies from Russia. And Russia is now ready to sell its oil and gas to the West only in exchange for physical gold! The twist of Putin's game is that the mechanism for the sale of Russian energy to the West only for gold now works regardless of whether the West agrees to pay for Russian oil and gas with its artificially cheap gold, or not.

Since Russia has a constant flow of dollars from the sale of oil and gas, it will be able to convert these dollars to buy gold at current gold prices, depressed by all means by the West. This equates gold price, which had been artificially and meticulously lowered by the Fed and ESF many time…via artificially inflated purchasing power of the dollar through market manipulation.

Interesting fact: The suppression of gold prices by the special department of US Government - ESF (Exchange Stabilization Fund) - with the aim of stabilizing the dollar has been made into a law in the United States.

In the financial world it is (generally) accepted as a given that gold is anti-dollar…i.e. the gold price runs inverse to value of the dollar.

In 1971, US President Richard Nixon closed the 'gold window', ending the free exchange of dollars for gold, guaranteed by the US in 1944 at Bretton Woods. In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reopened the 'gold window', without asking Washington's permission.
Right now the West spends much of its efforts and resources to suppress the prices of gold and oil. Thereby, on the one hand to distort the existing economic reality in favor of the US dollar …and on the other hand, to destroy the Russian economy, refusing to play the role of obedient vassal of the West. Today assets such as gold and oil look proportionally weakened and excessively undervalued against the US dollar. It is a consequence of the enormous economic effort on the part of the West. And now Putin sells Russian energy resources in exchange for these US dollars, artificially propped by the efforts of the West. With these dollar proceeds Putin immediately buys gold, artificially devalued against the U.S. dollar by the efforts of the West itself! There is another interesting element in Putin's game. It's Russian uranium. Every sixth light bulb in the USA depends on its supply, which Russia sells to the US too…for dollars. Thus, in exchange for Russian oil, gas and uranium, the West pays Russia with dollars, purchasing power of which is artificially inflated against oil and gold by the efforts (manipulations) of the West. However, Putin uses these dollars only to withdraw physical gold from the West in exchange at a price denominated in US dollars, artificially lowered by the same West. This truly brilliant economic combination by Putin puts the West led by the United States in a position of a snake, aggressively and diligently devouring its own tail. The idea of this economic golden trap for the West is probably not authored by Putin himself. Most likely it was the idea of Putin's Advisor for Economic Affairs – Dr. Sergey Glazyev. Otherwise, why seemingly not involved in business bureaucrat Glazyev, along with many Russian businessmen, was personally included by Washington on the sanction list? The idea of an economist, Dr. Glazyev was brilliantly executed by Putin…but with full endorsement from his Chinese colleague - XI Jinping.
Especially interesting in this context looks the November statement of the first Deputy Chairman of Central Bank of Russia Ksenia Yudaeva, which stressed that the CBR can use the gold from its reserves to pay for imports, if need be. It is obvious that in terms of sanctions by the Western world, this statement is addressed to the BRICS countries, and first of all China. For China, Russia's willingness to pay for goods with Western gold is very convenient. And here's why:

China recently announced that it will cease to increase its gold and currency reserves denominated in US dollars. Considering the growing trade deficit between the US and China (the current difference is five times in favor of China), then this statement translated from the financial language reads: "China stops selling their goods for dollars". The world's media chose not to notice this grandest in the recent monetary historic event . The issue is not that China literally refuses to sell its goods for US dollars. China, of course, will continue to accept US dollars as an intermediate means of payment for its goods. But, having taken dollars, China will immediately get rid of them and replace with something else in the structure of its gold and currency reserves. Otherwise the statement made by the monetary authorities of China loses its meaning: "We are stopping the increase of our gold and currency reserves, denominated in US dollars." That is, China will no longer buy United States Treasury bonds for dollars earned from trade with any countries, as they did this before.

Thus, China will replace all the dollars that it will receive for its goods not only from the US but from all over the world with something else not to increase their gold currency reserves, denominated in US dollars. And here is an interesting question: what will China replace all the trade dollars with? What currency or an asset? Analysis of the current monetary policy of China shows that most likely the dollars coming from trade, or a substantial chunk of them, China will quietly replace and de facto is already replacing with Gold.

In this aspect, the solitaire of Russian-Chinese relations is extremely successful for Moscow and Beijing. Russia buys goods from China directly for gold at its current price. While China buys Russian energy resources for gold at its current price. At this Russian-Chinese festival of life there is a place for everything: Chinese goods, Russian energy resources, and gold - as a means of mutual payment. Only the US dollar has no place at this festival of life. And this is not surprising. Because the US dollar is not a Chinese product, nor a Russian energy resource. It is only an intermediate financial instrument of settlement - and an unnecessary intermediary. And it is customary to exclude unnecessary intermediaries from the interaction of two independent business partners.

It should be noted separately that the global market for physical gold is extremely small relative to the world market for physical oil supplies. And especially the world market for physical gold is microscopic compared to the entirety of world markets for physical delivery of oil, gas, uranium and goods.

Emphasis on the phrase "physical gold" is made because in exchange for its physical, not 'paper' energy resources, Russia is now withdrawing gold from the West, but only in its physical, not paper form. China accomplishes this by acquiring from the West the artificially devalued physical gold as a payment for physical delivery of real products to the West.

The West hopes that Russia and China will accept as payment for their energy resources and goods…the "shitcoin" or so-called "paper gold" of various kinds also did not materialize. Russia and China are only interested in real gold and only the physical metal as a final means of payment.

For reference: the turnover of the market of paper gold, only of gold futures, is estimated at $360 billion per month. But physical delivery of gold is only for $280 million a month. This equates to a ratio of trade of paper gold versus physical gold to 1000 to 1.

Using the mechanism of active withdrawal from the market of one artificially lowered by the West financial asset (gold) in exchange for another artificially inflated by the West financial asset (USD), Putin has thereby started the countdown to the end of the world hegemony of petrodollar. Thus, Putin has put the West in a deadlock of the absence of any positive economic prospects.

The West can spend as much of its efforts and resources to artificially increase the purchasing power of the dollar, lower oil prices and artificially lower the purchasing power of gold. The problem of the West is that the stocks of physical gold in possession of the West are not unlimited. Therefore, the more the West devalues oil and gold against the US dollar, the faster it loses devaluing Gold from its not infinite reserves.

In this brilliantly played by Putin economic combination, physical gold from the reserves of the West is rapidly flowing to Russia, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan and India (i.e. the BRICS countries). At the current rate of reduction of reserves of physical gold, the West simply does not have the time to do anything against Putin's Russia until the collapse of the entire Western petrodollar world. In chess the situation in which Putin has put the West, led by the US, is called "time trouble".

The Western world has never faced such economic events and phenomena that are happening right now. The former USSR rapidly sold gold during the fall of oil prices. Today, Russia rapidly buys gold during the fall in oil prices. Thus, Russia poses a real threat to the American model of petrodollar world domination.

The main principle of world petrodollar model is allowing Western countries led by the United States to live at the expense of the labor and resources of other countries…based on the role of the US currency, dominant in the global monetary system (GMS) . The role of the US dollar in the GMS is that it is the ultimate means of payment. This means that the national currency of the United States in the structure of the GMS is the ultimate asset accumulator, to exchange which to any other asset does not make sense.

Led by Russia and China, what the BRICS are doing now is actually changing the role and status of the US dollar in the global monetary system. From the ultimate means of payment and asset accumulation, the national currency of the USA, by the joint actions of Moscow and Beijing is turned into only an intermediate means of payment. Intended only to exchange this interim payment for another and the ultimate financial asset - gold. Thus, the US dollar actually loses its role as the ultimate means of payment and asset accumulation, yielding both of those roles to another recognized, denationalized and depoliticized monetary asset – GOLD!

Traditionally, the West has used two methods to eliminate the threat to the hegemony of petrodollar model in the world and the consequent excessive privileges for the West:

One of these methods - colored revolutions. The second method, which is usually applied by the West, if the first fails - military aggression and bombing.

But in Russia's case both of these methods are either impossible or unacceptable for the West.

Because, firstly, the population of Russia, unlike people in many other countries, does not wish to exchange their freedom and the future of their children for Western kielbasa (meat sausage). This is evident from the record ratings of Putin, regularly published by the leading Western rating agencies. Personal friendship of Washington protégé Navalny with Senator McCain played for him and Washington a very negative role. Having learned this fact from the media, 98% of the Russian population now perceive Navalny only as a vassal of Washington and a traitor to Russia's national interests. Therefore Western professionals, who have not yet lost their mind, cannot dream about any color revolution in Russia.

As for the second traditional Western way of direct military aggression, Russia is certainly not Yugoslavia, not Iraq nor Libya. In any non-nuclear military operation against Russia, in the territory of Russia, the West led by the US is doomed to defeat. And the generals in the Pentagon exercising real leadership of NATO forces are aware of this. Similarly hopeless is a nuclear war against Russia, including the concept of so-called "preventive disarming nuclear strike". NATO is simply not technically able to strike a blow that would completely disarm the nuclear potential of Russia in all its many manifestations. A massive nuclear retaliatory strike on the enemy or a pool of enemies would be inevitable. And its total capacity will be enough for survivors to envy the dead. That is, an exchange of nuclear strikes with a country like Russia is not a solution to the looming problem of the collapse of a petrodollar world. It is in the best case, a final chord and the last point in the history of its existence. In the worst case - a nuclear winter and the demise of all life on the planet, except for the bacteria mutated from radiation.

The Western economic establishment can see and understand the essence of the situation. Leading Western economists are certainly aware of the severity of the predicament and hopelessness of the situation the Western world finds itself in, in Putin's economic gold trap. After all, since the Bretton Woods agreements, we all know the Golden rule: "Who has more gold sets the rules." But everyone in the West is silent about it. Silent because no one knows now how to get out of this situation.

If you explain to the Western public all the details of the looming economic disaster, the public will ask the supporters of a petrodollar world the most horrific questions, which will sound like this:

How long will the West be able to buy oil and gas from Russia in exchange for physical gold? And what will happen to the US petrodollar after the West runs out of physical gold to pay for Russian oil, gas and uranium, as well as to pay for Chinese goods?

No one in the west today can answer these seemingly simple questions.

And this is called "Checkmate", ladies and gentlemen. The game is over.

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The above article was translated buy Kristina Rus - which originally appeared in Russian at http://investcafe.ru/blogs/mbcy/posts/46245#

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Source: IRD

Will $60 Oil Be The Black Swan?

November 28, 2014
Financial Markets

If it is, I don't know of anyone who saw that coming. I have been asserting over the past month or so that the plunge in the price of oil is the best indicator that the global economy - including and especially the U.S. economy – is collapsing.

There had been a bubble of sorts blown up in the shale oil industry. Billions in junk bonds have been issued against what is turning out to be the latest of Wall Street's financial engineering Ponzi schemes. But what everyone seems to be overlooking is that the banks and private equity firms themselves are going choke on the billions in bank debt issued by the collapsing shale oil industry.

This is a must-read commentary posted The Automatic Earth Blog: The True State Of The Economy.

It is highly probable, in my opinion, that the crash in the price of oil not only is a signal that the U.S. economy is in trouble, it could well be the unforeseen "Black Swan" that pulls the rug out from under Wall Street and the financial markets.

I would suggest that this is why the Fed and the U.S. Treasury's Working Group on Financial Markets – aka the plunge protection team – has been waging a relentless war on gold and silver and has been working overtime to keep the stock market from crashing.

A plunging oil price is not hurting Russia at all. In fact, if you read this article – Grand Master Putin's Golden Trap – you see why the crashing oil price is likely the end of the petrodollar and U.S. global economic hegemony.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, America, for it tolls for thee…
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Introducing The "Plunge Protection Crew" aka The Gold and Silver Manipulation Crew

Jacob Lew 
The Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the United States Department of the Treasury, which is concerned with financial and monetary matters, and, until 2003, also included several federal law enforcement agencies. This position in the Federal Government of the United States is analogous to the Minister of Finance in many other countries.

Janet Louise Yellen
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the Federal Reserve Board, is the main governing body of the Federal Reserve System. It is charged with overseeing the Federal Reserve Banks and with helping implement monetary policy of the United States. Governors are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate for staggered 14-year terms.

Mary Jo White 
 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other activities and organizations, including the electronic securities markets in the United States.

Timothy George "Tim" Massad
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the United States government that regulates futures and option markets. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-463) created the CFTC to replace the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Exchange Authority, as the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the futures trading industry. The Act made extensive changes in the basic authority of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) of 1936, which itself had made extensive changes in the original Grain Futures Act of 1922. (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).
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Source: The Vineyard of the Saker

A bird's eye view of the vineyard

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Absolutely crucial statement by Foreign Minister Lavrov (*MUST READ*!)

Note: Finally the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs found the time, energy and personnel to translate this most important statement. They even posted it (thanks to Jonathan Jarvis for the pointer!). And if you detect irritation on my part you are correct - I am frustrated with how incompetent Russians are in anything relating to public information. Anyway,

I have bolded out what I consider to be the most important statements made by Lavrov that day. I would just like to add the following:

1) Lavrov is considered very much a "moderate" and his language has always been strictly diplomatic. So when you read Lavrov, just imagine what folks in other Russian ministries are thinking.

2) Lavrov makes no secret of his view of the USA and of his plans for the future of our planet. When you read his words, try to imagine what a US Neocon feels and thinks and you will immediately see why the US elites both hate and fear Russia.

3) Finally, Lavrov openly admits that Russia and China have forged an long-term strategic alliance (proving all the nay-sayers who predicted that China would backtstab Russian wrong). This is, I would argue, the single most important strategic development in the past decade.

4) Finally, notice the clear contempt which Lavrov has for a pseudo-Christian "West" which dares not speak in defense of persecuted Christians, denies its own roots, and does not even respect its own traditions.

Friends, what we are witnessing before our eyes is not some petty statement about the Ukraine or sanctions, it is the admission by Lavrov of a fundamental "clash of civilizations", but not between some wholly imaginary "Christian West" and Islam, but between Christian Russia and the post-Christian West.

Russia did not want this conflict. Russia did everything in her power to prevent it. But the West left Russia no choice and Russia now openly declares her willingness to fight and prevail.

The Saker
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THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Official Site 

Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the XXII Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, Moscow, 22 November 2014

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I’m happy to be at this annual Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (Russian abbreviation SVOP). It is always a great pleasure for me to meet people and feel the intellectual potential, which enables the Council, its leaders and representatives to respond to global developments and analyse them. Their analysis is always free from any hysteria, and its members offer well-grounded and solid arguments, taking a step back, since those caught in the midst of events can hardly adopt an unbiased perspective. We are inevitably influenced by the developments, which makes your observations, analysis, discourse and suggestions even more valuable to us.

As far as I know, this year's Assembly will focus on prospects for accelerating domestic growth in Russia. There is no doubt that concerted efforts by our society as a whole to bring about comprehensive economic, social and spiritual development are a prerequisite for making Russia's future sustainable. That said, by virtue of my professional duties, I have to focus on foreign policy issues, which are still relevant for the Assembly's agenda, since in this interconnected, globalised world, isolating internal development from the outside world is impossible.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin provided a detailed analysis of the international developments at the Valdai Club meeting in Sochi, as well as in his interviews during his trip to Asia. For this reason, I won't offer any conceptual observations, as everything has already been said. Nevertheless, I would like to share with you some considerations based on our day-to-day foreign policy efforts. It is not my intention to deliver a comprehensive or clear outlook, since at this stage all forecasts are provisional, no matter who makes them. Moreover, diplomats seek to influence developments as they unfold, not contemplate them.

Naturally, I will start with Ukraine. Long before the country was plunged into the crisis, there was a feeling in the air that Russia’s relations with the EU and with the West were about to reach their moment of truth. It was clear that we could no longer continue to put issues in our relations on the back burner and that a choice had to be made between a genuine partnership or, as the saying goes, "breaking pots." It goes without saying that Russia opted for the former alternative, while unfortunately our Western partners settled for the latter, whether consciously or not. In fact, they went all out in Ukraine and supported extremists, thereby giving up their own principles of democratic regime change. What came out of it was an attempt to play chicken with Russia, to see who blinks first. As bullies say, they wanted to Russia to "chicken out" (I can't find a better word for it), to force us to swallow the humiliation of Russians and native speakers of Russian in Ukraine.

Honourable Leslie Gelb, whom you know all too well, wrote that Ukraine's Association Agreement with the EU had nothing to do with inviting Ukraine to join the EU and was aimed in the short term at preventing it from joining the Customs Union. This is what an impartial and unbiased person said. When they deliberately decided to go down the path of escalation in Ukraine, they forgot many things, and had a clear understanding of how such moves would be viewed in Russia. They forgot the advice of, say, Otto von Bismarck, who had said that disparaging the millions-strong great Russian people would be the biggest political mistake.

President Vladimir Putin said the other day that no one in history has yet managed to subjugate Russia to its influence. This is not an assessment, but a statement of fact. Yet such an attempt has been made to quench the thirst for expanding the geopolitical space under Western control, out of a mercantile fear to lose the spoils of what they across the Atlantic had persuaded themselves was the victory in the Cold War.

The plus of today's situation is that everything has clicked into its place and the calculus behind the West’s actions has been revealed despite its professed readiness to build a security community, a common European home. To quote (singer/song-writer) Bulat Okudzhava, "The past is getting clearer and clearer." The clarity is becoming more tangible. Today our task is not only to sort out the past (although that must be done), but most importantly, to think about the future.

Talks about Russia’s isolation do not merit serious discussion. I need hardly dwell on this before this audience. Of course, one can damage our economy, and damage is being done, but only by doing harm to those who are taking corresponding measures and, equally important, destroying the system of international economic relations, the principles on which it is based. Formerly, when sanctions were applied (I worked at the Russian mission to the UN at the time) our Western partners, when discussing the DPRK, Iran or other states, said that it was necessary to formulate the restrictions in such a way as to keep within humanitarian limits and not to cause damage to the social sphere and the economy, and to selectively target only the elite. Today everything is the other way around: Western leaders are publicly declaring that the sanctions should destroy the economy and trigger popular protests. So, as regards the conceptual approach to the use of coercive measures the West unequivocally demonstrates that it does not merely seek to change Russian policy (which in itself is illusory), but it seeks to change the regime -- and practically nobody denies this.

President Vladimir Putin, speaking with journalists recently, said that today's Western leaders have a limited planning horizon. Indeed, it is dangerous when decisions on key problems of the development of the world and humankind as a whole are taken on the basis of short electoral cycles: in the United States the cycle is two years and each time one has to think of or do something to win votes. This is the negative side of the democratic process, but we cannot afford to ignore it. We cannot accept the logic when we are told to resign, relax and take it as a given that everyone has to suffer because there are elections in the United States every two years. This is just not right. We will not resign ourselves to this because the stakes are too high in the fight against terror, the threats of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and many bloody conflicts whose negative impact goes far beyond the framework of the corresponding states and regions. The wish to do something to gain unilateral advantages or to endear oneself to the electorate ahead of another election leads to chaos and confusion in international relations.

We hear the daily repeated mantra that Washington is aware of its own exclusiveness and its duty to bear this burden, to lead the rest of the world. Rudyard Kipling spoke about "the white man's burden." I hope that this is not what drives Americans. The world today is not white or black, but multi-coloured and heterogeneous. Leadership in this world can be assured not by persuading oneself of one’ exclusiveness and God-given duty to be responsible for everyone, but only by the ability and craft in forming a consensus. If the US partners committed their power to this goal, this would be priceless, and Russia would be actively helping them.

However, so far, US administrative resources still work only in the NATO framework, and then with substantial reservations, and its writ does not reach beyond the North Atlantic Alliance. One proof of this is the results of US attempts to make the world community follow its line in connection with the anti-Russian sanctions and principles. I have spoken about it more than once and we have ample proof of the fact that American ambassadors and envoys across the world seek meetings at the highest level to argue that the corresponding countries are obliged to punish Russia together with them or else face the consequences. This is done with regard to all countries, including our closest allies (this speaks volumes about the kind of analysts Washington has). An overwhelming majority of the states with which we have a continuing dialogue without any restrictions and isolation, as you see, value Russia’s independent role in the international arena. Not because they like it when somebody challenges the Americans, but because they realise that the world order will not be stable if nobody is allowed to speak his mind (although privately the overwhelming majority do express their opinion, but they do not want to do so publicly for fear of Washington's reprisals).

Many reasonable analysts understand that there is a widening gap between the global ambitions of the US Administration and the country's real potential. The world is changing and, as has always happened in history, at some point somebody's influence and power reach their peak and then somebody begins to develop still faster and more effectively. One should study history and proceed from realities. The seven developing economies headed by BRICS already have a bigger GDP than the Western G7. One should proceed from the facts of life, and not from a misconceived sense of one’s own grandeur.

It has become fashionable to argue that Russia is waging a kind of "hybrid war" in Crimea and in Ukraine. It is an interesting term, but I would apply it above all to the United States and its war strategy – it is truly a hybrid war aimed not so much at defeating the enemy militarily as at changing the regimes in the states that pursue a policy Washington does not like. It is using financial and economic pressure, information attacks, using others on the perimeter of a corresponding state as proxies and of course information and ideological pressure through externally financed non-governmental organisations. Is it not a hybrid process and not what we call war? It would be interesting to discuss the concept of the hybrid war to see who is waging it and is it only about "little green men."

Apparently the toolkit of our US partners, who have become adept at using it, is much larger.

In attempting to establish their pre-eminence at a time when new economic, financial and political power centres are emerging, the Americans provoke counteraction in keeping with Newton’s third law and contribute to the emergence of structures, mechanisms, and movements that seek alternatives to the American recipes for solving the pressing problems. I am not referring to anti-Americanism, still less about forming coalitions spearheaded against the United States, but only about the natural wish of a growing number of countries to secure their vital interests and do it the way they think right, and not what they are told "from across the pond." Nobody is going to play anti-US games just to spite the United States. We face attempts and facts of extra-territorial use of US legislation, the kidnapping of our citizens in spite of existing treaties with Washington whereby these issues are to be resolved through law enforcement and judicial bodies.

According to its doctrine of national security, the United States has the right to use force anywhere, anytime without necessarily asking the UN Security Council for approval. A coalition against the Islamic State was formed unbeknownst to the Security Council. I asked Secretary of State John Kerry why have not they gone to the UN Security Council for this.

He told me that if they did, they would have to somehow designate the status of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. Of course, they had to because Syria is a sovereign state and still a member of the UN (no one excluded it from UN membership). The secretary of state said it was wrong because the United States is combating terrorism and the al-Assad regime is the most important factor that galvanises terrorists from around the world and acts as a magnet attracting them to this region in an attempt to overthrow the Syrian regime.

I believe this is perverse logic. If we are talking about precedents (the United States adheres to case law), it is worth remembering the chemical disarmament in Syria when the Assad regime was a completely legitimate partner of the United States, Russia, the OPCW and others. The Americans maintain talks with the Taliban as well. Whenever the United States has an opportunity to benefit from something, it acts quite pragmatically. I'm not sure why the ideologically-driven position took the upper hand this time and the United States chose to believe that Assad cannot be a partner. Perhaps, this is not so much an operation against the Islamic State as paving the way for toppling al-Assad under the guise of a counter-terrorist operation.

Francis Fukuyama recently wrote the book, Political Order and Political Decay, in which he argues that the efficiency of public administration in the United States is declining and the traditions of democratic governance are gradually being replaced with feudal fiefdom ruling methods. This is part of the discussion about someone who lives in a glass house and throws stones. All of this is happening amid the mounting challenges and problems of the modern world. We are seeing a continued "tug of war" in Ukraine. Trouble is brewing on the south border of the EU. I don’t think the Middle Eastern and North African problems will go away all by themselves. The EU has formed a new commission. New foreign actors have emerged, who will face a serious fight for where to send their basic resources: either for the continuation of reckless schemes in Ukraine, Moldova, etc., within the Eastern Partnership (as advocated by an aggressive minority in the EU), or they will listen to the Southern European countries and focus on what’s happening on the other side of the Mediterranean.

This is a major issue for the EU.

So far, those who are not guided by real problems, but rather by a desire to quickly grab things from freshly turned up ground. It is deplorable. Exporting revolutions – be they democratic, communist or others – never brings any good.

State, public and civilisational structures are actually disintegrating in the MENA region. The destructive energy released in the process can scorch states that are located far beyond this region. Terrorists (including the Islamic State) are claiming a national status. Moreover, they are already beginning to create quasi-governmental bodies there that engage in the administrative work.

On this backdrop, minorities, including Christians, are banished. In Europe, these issues are deemed not politically correct. They are ashamed when we invite them to do something about it together at the OSCE. They wonder why would we focus specifically on Christians? How is that special? The OSCE has held a series of events dedicated to keeping memories about the Holocaust and its victims alive. A few years ago, the OSCE started holding events against Islamophobia. We will be offering an analysis of the processes leading to Christianophobia.

On 4-5 December, OSCE ministerial meetings will be held in Basel, where we will present this proposal. The majority of EU member states elude this topic, because they are ashamed to talk about it. Just as they were ashamed to include in what was then the EU constitution drafted by Valery Giscard d'Estaing a phrase that Europe has Christian roots.

If you don’t remember or respect your own roots and traditions, how would you respect the traditions and values of other people? This is straightforward logic. Comparing what’s happening now in the Middle East to a period of religious wars in Europe, Israeli political scientist Avineri said that the current turmoil is unlikely to end with what the West means when it says "democratic reforms."

The Arab-Israeli conflict is dead in the water. It's hard to play on several boards at a time. The Americans are trying to accomplish this, but it doesn’t work for them. In 2013, they took nine months to sort out the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I will not go into the reasons, they are known, but they failed at this as well. Now, they asked for more time to try to achieve some progress before the end of 2014, so that the Palestinians wouldn't go to the UN and sign the Statute of the International Criminal Court, etc. Suddenly, it transpired that negotiations on Iran are underway. The US State Department dumped Palestine to focus on Iran.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and I agreed to talk on this subject some time soon. It’s important to understand that you can’t keep the problem of the Palestinian state deeply frozen forever. Failure to resolve it for nearly 70 years has been a major argument of those who recruit extremists in their ranks, "there's no justice: it was promised to create two states; the Jewish one was created, but they will never create an Arab state." Used on a hungry Arab street, these arguments sound quite plausible, and they start calling for a fight for justice using other methods.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Valdai Club meeting in Sochi that we need a new version of interdependence. This was a very topical statement. The leading powers must return to the negotiating table and agree on a new framework that takes into account the basic legitimate interests of all the key parties (I can’t tell you what it should be called, but it should be based on the UN Charter), to agree on reasonable self-imposed restrictions and collective risk management in a system of international relations underpinned by democratic values. Our Western partners promote respect for the rule of law, democracy and minority opinion within countries, while failing to stand up for the same values in international affairs. This leaves Russia as a pioneer in promoting democracy, justice and rule of international law. A new world order can only be polycentric and should reflect the diversity of cultures and civilisations in today’s world.

You are aware of Russia's commitment to ensuring indivisibility of security in international affairs and holding it in international law. I won't elaborate on this.

I would like to support the point the SVOP has been making that Russia won't succeed in becoming a major, successful and confident power of the 21st century without developing its eastern regions. Sergei Karaganov was among the first to conceptualise this idea, and I fully agree. Taking Russia’s relations with the Asia Pacific countries to a new level is an absolute priority. Russia worked along these lines at the Beijing APEC meeting and the G20 forum. We will continue moving in this direction in the new environment created by the upcoming launch of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on 1 January 2015.

We have been treated as "subhumans." For over a decade, Russia has been trying to establish partnership ties with NATO through CSTO. These efforts were not just about putting NATO and CSTO "in the same league." As a matter of fact, CSTO is focused on catching drug dealers and illegal migrants around the Afghan border, and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation is the backbone of the international security forces, which, among other things, were tasked with fighting the terrorist threat and eliminating its financing schemes, which involve drug trafficking. We tried everything: we pleaded and then demanded real-time contact, so that once NATO detects a caravan transporting drugs and is unable to stop it, it alerts us across the border, so that this caravan could be intercepted by CSTO forces. They simply refused to talk to us. In private conversations, our NATO well-wishers (and I actually mean this in the positive way) told us that the alliance can’t view CSTO as an equal partner for ideological reasons. Until recently, we saw the same condescending and arrogant attitude with respect to the Eurasian economic integration. And that despite the fact that countries intending to join the EAEU have much more in common in terms of their economies, history and culture than many EU members. This union is not about creating barriers with anyone. We always stress how open this union is expected to be. I strongly believe that it will make a significant contribution to building a bridge between Europe and Asia Pacific.

I can’t fail to mention Russia's comprehensive partnership with China. Important bilateral decisions have been taken, paving the way to an energy alliance between Russia and China. But there’s more to it. We can now even talk about the emerging technology alliance between the two countries. Russia’s tandem with Beijing is a crucial factor for ensuring international stability and at least some balance in international affairs, as well as ensuring the rule of international law. We will make full use of our relations with India and Vietnam, Russia’s strategic partners, as well as the ASEAN countries. We are also open to expanding cooperation with Japan, if our Japanese neighbours can look at their national interests and stop looking back at some overseas powers.

There is no doubt that the European Union is our largest collective partner. No one intends to "shoot himself in the foot" by renouncing cooperation with Europe, although it is now clear that business as usual is no longer an option. This is what our European partners are telling us, but neither do we want to operate the old way. They believed that Russia owed them something, while we want to be on an equal footing. For this reason, things will never be the same again. That said, I’m confident that we will be able to overcome this period, lessons will be learned and a new foundation for our relations will emerge.

The idea of creating a single economic and humanitarian space from Lisbon to Vladivostok can now be heard here and there and is gaining traction. Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said publicly (while we have been saying it for a long time) that the EU and the EAEU should engage in dialogue. The statement President Vladimir Putin made in Brussels in January 2014, when he proposed the first step by launching negotiations on a free-trade zone between the EU and the Customs Union with an eye on 2020, is no longer viewed as something exotic. All of this has already become part of diplomacy and real politics. Although this is so far only a matter of discussion, I strongly believe that we will one day achieve what is called "the integration of integrations." This is one of the key topics we want to promote within the OSCE at the Ministerial Council in Basel.

Russia is about to assume BRICS and SCO presidency. The two organisations will hold their summits in Ufa. These are very promising organisations for the new age. They are not blocks (especially BRICS), but groups where members share the same interests, representing countries from all continents that share common approaches regarding the future of the global economy, finance and politics.

http://www.mid.ru/brp_4.nsf/0/24454A08D48F695EC3257D9A004BA32E
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Bomb Countries With Banknotes To Boost Demand - Money Must Go Straight to Households, Not to Banks - Helicopter Money Emerging Into Public Debate - Permanent National Debt-Free Money - End Interest Drain to the Financial Sector - Take the Privilege of...

Abel Danger - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 17:12
We should cash-bomb the people – not the banks

Source: The Guardian

Juncker's new fund will do little to head off Europe's lost decade, as Friedman and Keynes would agree

Simon Jenkins
Wednesday 26 November 2014 20.15 GMT
Comments (700+)


Abandon helicopters. Use bombers. Bomb Germany, France, Italy, Greece, the entire eurozone. Bomb them with banknotes, cash, anything to boost demand. The money must go straight to households, not to banks. Banks have had their day and miserably failed to spend. From now on, they get nothing.

Five years after the financial crash, it is nearly unbelievable that the eurozone's lords and masters now confront renewed recession. They seem inert before deflation, subflation, lowflation, or whatever lets them avoid the word "scandal". An ever more dominant Germany is unmoved. Its finance minister, Wolfgang Schauble, is set on "black zero" or a balanced German budget.

The European Central Bank (ECB) murmurs about "quantitative easing", but is up against Germany's furious protests. Ten per cent of the eurozone's workforce, and one in five of its young, is unemployed. Greece has lost a quarter of its national product. The waste of resources is staggering.

At the heart of this tragedy stands the absurd figure of the new EU president, Jean-Claude Juncker, impresario of Luxembourg's outrageous tax-evasion oasis. Yesterday he proposed a €21bn European fund which, he claimed implausibly, would entice private backers to invest "up to" 15 times the sum. Who will invest when there is no demand? The pope rightly called the EU "elderly and haggard", mistrusted, insensitive, and bureaucratic. I doubt if Juncker turned a hair.

The eurozone is heading towards what even the pro-EU Economist calls "Europe's lost decade".

Ever since the credit crunch, the continent has been suffering what Keynes called a classic liquidity trap. There is too little money around, and thus a chronic shortage of demand. People have too little to spend, which means shops close, supplies dry up, and no one invests.

Britain and the US supposedly met this challenge by "printing money", by quantitative easing (QE). This was a confidence trick. It claimed to release money "into the economy" to stimulate borrowing and thus spending. It merely channelled billions into bank vaults and boosted reserves. What did spill into the economy went to stock market inflation and obscene bonuses. In Britain, it also leaked into the mad world of sub-prime housing subsidies. Otherwise, demand has remained dangerously sluggish.

What saved Britain was George Osborne not practising what he preached. He borrowed and spent like a crazed Labour chancellor. Borrowing has risen, not fallen, and this year is 10% up on last year. Public spending is still higher than in 2010, welfare payments are up, mega-projects are booming; only hated local government is down. To Osborne, austerity is for the small guy – and a gullible media.

The eurozone has no such luck. Germany continues to defy the two great minds of 20th-century economics, Keynes and Friedman. [??] They clashed on much, but agreed on the need to "loosen" money supply to avert recession. Keynes buried it in the ground and had the poor dig it up. Friedman more generously dropped it from helicopters.

Such methods have long been ridiculed as vulgar by conventional economists and politicians. To them, economics is a branch of ethics. Monetary policy should punish the poor for its extravagance in booms, not "reward" the undeserving. Any money going should be channelled through the welfare state or the great and good banks.

Yet versions of helicopter money (HM) are now emerging into public debate. The essence of HM is not to boost government spending – and thus challenge "budgetary austerity" – but to print money off-budget to avert deflation. It is like giving blood to a shattered body: without it, all other remedies are a waste of time.

Such "neo-monetarism" is aired by the Financial Times's Martin Wolf in his new and exhaustive study of the credit crunch, The Shifts and the Shocks. He suggests "permanent helicopter money", with government deficits simply covered by printing presses unless and until inflation returns. It has been discussed sympathetically by Tim Congdon, by the Americans Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan in the magazine Foreign Affairs, and by the former City regulator, Lord Turner.

All challenge the conventional wisdom of bank-led reflation.

John Muellbauer, professor of economics at Oxford, champions "QE for the people". He points out that, as existing policies to revive Europe's growth have faltered, "proposals for distributing money directly to citizens have been quietly gaining traction among critics of orthodox central banks".

The commentator Anatole Kaletsky points out that if the £375bn of QE had gone to private bank accounts rather than to buying bonds from banks, it would have meant £24,000 per British family. This would have transformed the demand economy.

To have government simply depositing cash in cashpoints or handing out spending vouchers at post offices might seem eccentric. But this has been done in Japan, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan, where cash and vouchers have yielded swift spending surges. HM has been adopted by aid organisations including Give Directly in Africa, sometimes tied to school attendance. Brazil and Mexico have likewise "dropped" cash on poor communities. All these schemes were declared resounding successes. The West's brief flirtation with HM through car scrappage schemes is credited with having saved the US car industry.

Why are policies considered suitable for developing societies not relevant to Europe? The answer, I believe, is not intellectual or political, but rather a matter of class. Just to print money and hand it out leaves people vulnerable to "moral hazard". People should not get cash they have not deserved. If demand is to be stimulated with cash, it should be through someone responsible, like a banker. If the banker in effect "steals" the money, too bad.

I imagine that even if Friedman and Keynes banged together on the door of the EU or the ECB, those inside would send them packing. These institutions are in a line of descent from those who sealed Europe's fate with the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, and the 2008 credit crunch. They seem happy to visit on Europe a "lost decade".

Meanwhile, the bombers are on standby. The printing presses can roll and Europe can be saved. But who will throw the switch?


http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/26/eu-cash-bomb-recession-juncker-new-fund


Dick Eastman (oldickeastman@q.com) responds: 

Simon Jenkins is proposing what amounts to a money dividend to each household, because only in this way will aggregate consumer demand be raised. This would immediately raise the standard of living and domestic business revenue, which would raise hiring and wage levels. People would be valued more, partly because each citizen represents, say, 300 euros per month or per quarter in new purchasing power. The demand for consumer goods would change the labor market from a buyers' market to a sellers' market. Buying power, hiring power, and debt-paying power would increase.

Mr. Jenkins, however, undermines his own reform when he is vague on what kind of money should be used to "bomb Europe". He says to use banknotes, cash, anything to boost demand. Is he really indifferent between using: 1) deficit-financed dividend transfers, where each euro of new circulation put in the hands of households comes into existence with a debt to government of that amount plus compound interest, which ultimately has to be paid by those households; or 2) the populist option of having government create the new money ex nihilo – a permanent, debt-free money? Under a debt-based money system, when people receive a flow of loan money – including a deficit-financed consumer dividend – it requires that someone pay out of circulation an even greater amount of principal plus interest, so that economic reflation must followed by monetary deflation through interest drain to the financial sector. Why not have money as a public utility, as a wealth pump, in the spirit of Arthur Kitson, Gottfried Feder, Frederick Soddy, and others strictly against having a nation's money be entirely borrowed funds with principal and interest owed? In fact, the state should create all of this money, and banks should have the privilege of money creation taken away. Simon Jenkins leaves the door open for this when he says "the printing presses can roll and Europe can be saved". The term "printing presses" can mean the creation of "fiat deposits" – letting a government-run consumer dividend office have the power to create money by keystroke – a power which never should have been entrusted to the Bank of England or any other bank in the first place.

Why not go the whole way and do the following (American Populist Social Credit model; other countries are welcome to adopt a similar strategy):

1. repudiate debt incurred under a fraudulent system where the amount of money in circulation is kept insufficient to repay loans

2. institute permanent national money created by fiat (from "thin air")

3. originate all new money exclusively in each citizen's primary bank account, through a regular, free and clear, household-sector dividend

4. separate banking from money creation, thus ending the fractional reserve banking system; require that money creation and distribution to households be a federal function, and that chartering and regulating banks be a responsibility of the states; eliminate the central bank, all national banks, and all open market operations by any bank

5. require that banks (savings and loan associations regulated by the states) lend only funds entrusted to them by money owners for that purpose

6. require that the risk of all bank-financed transactions be shared between borrower and lender, so that banks can only recoup half of the principal in the event of business loss resulting in default

7. end all deficit finance by government; require that all government goods and services be funded by direct taxation and fees, with all government financial accounts published for citizens to examine


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#2187: Marine Links Serco Hotel Emirates To Al-Qaeda Visa Center And Set-Aside Sister’s Air Force Command

Abel Danger - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 15:58
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's development of a joint automated booking system (JABS) for Starwood Hotel guests and Emirates airline passengers to the National Visa Center's Al-Qaeda database and his sister Kristine Marcy's use of 8(a) set asides to bypass the U.S. Air Force command on 9/11.

"In a column for the Guardian four weeks before his death [murder], Cook caused a stir when he described Al-Qaeda as a product of a western intelligence: Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by Western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file [allegedly in the custody of Serco and Marcy operatives at the National Visa Center] of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.[18]"

McConnell notes that Serco has operated the security and air traffic control systems which track guests at the Sheraton Hotel in Dubai and passengers of the Emirates airline for over 50 years.

McConnell claims that Serco, the world’s biggest outsourcing company, built Al-Qaeda out of the National Visa Center database in 1994 – the same year that Marcy, then-Senior Counsel for Detention and Deportation at the INS, launched Con Air (JPATS) in a joint venture with Serco.

McConnell claims that Marcy and former UK Minister of Defense Nicholas Soames (1994-1997) developed the Serco Hotel Emirates booking system to move Al-Qaeda agents into crime scenes with forged visas and passports such as the passport of American Airlines Flight 11 hijacker, Satam al-Suqami, apparently planted and found near Vesey Street before the towers collapsed!

McConnell alleges that his sister, the former Chief Operating Officer of the Small Business Administration, set aside contracts with al-Qaeda's 8(a) companies to stand down the Air Force command during a 9/11 continuity of government exercise so that Serco air traffic controllers in hotels could impute ad hoc waypoints for nearby crime scenes to be targeted by hijacked planes.

McConnell challenges his sister and Rupert Soames, Serco's April Fool's Day Chief Executive Officer, to respond while reminding them of the Jeffersonian dictum "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Prequel 1: #2186: Marine Links Serco Visa Center to Con Air Booking Sister and KSM Bojinka 9/11

Prequel 2: Immigration Story of 9/11 Hijacker Satam al Suqami http://cis.org/9-11-Suqami

Meet Field's Sister, Kristine Marcy (Sister Abel, Brother Cain) 
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"Satam Muhammed Abdel Rahman al-Suqami (Arabic: سطام السقامي‎, Saṭām as-Suqāmī) (June 28, 1976 – September 11, 2001) was a Saudi law student and one of five hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11 as part of the September 11 attacks.

Suqami had been a law student until he was recruited into al-Qaeda along with Majed Moqed, another hijacker, and traveled to Afghanistan where he would be chosen to participate in the 9/11 attacks.

He arrived in the United States in April 2001. On September 11, 2001, Suqami boarded American Airlines Flight 11 and participated in the hijacking of the plane so that it could be crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the coordinated attacks. …

Passport discovery[edit]

Suqami's passport was found by a passerby (identity unknown), reportedly in the vicinity of Vesey Street,[8] before the towers collapsed.[9] (This was mistakenly reported by many news outlets to be Mohamed Atta's passport.)[citation needed][10] A columnist for the British newspaper The Guardian expressed incredulity [planted stories for plausible denial] about the authenticity of this report,[11] questioning whether a paper passport could survive the inferno unsinged when the plane's black boxes were never found. According to testimony before the 9/11 Commission by lead counsel Susan Ginsburg, his passport had been "manipulated in a fraudulent manner in ways that have been associated with al Qaeda."[9] Passports belonging to Ziad Jarrah and Saeed al-Ghamdi were found at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 as well as an airphone.[12]"

"Suqami's visa application. The stamp with the “No” crossed states: “Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization?"

The consular officer who issued the visa said he interviewed Suqami because he described his present occupation as "dealer," the word Saudis often put on their applications when they meant “businessman.” The officer testified that he asked Suqami a number of questions, including, he believes, who was paying for the trip. Although the officer stated that notes were always taken during interviews, none were written on Suqami's application, raising the possibility that the officer's memory of having conducted an interview was false. In any case, Suqami evidently raised no suspicions and his application was approved.

April 23, 2001. According to INS records, Waleed al Shehri and Satam al Suqami, both Saudis, entered together at Orlando from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Suqami was the only Saudi muscle hijacker admitted on business, and only for one month. Both were admitted by the same primary immigration inspector."

"Starwood Hotels & Resorts Marks the Opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates
Hotel With 14 hotels across Dubai and Six More Scheduled to Open in the Next Five Years, Starwood's Portfolio in this Global Gateway Hub is Stronger than Ever DUBAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2013-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Majid Al Futtaim Properties today celebrated the opening ofSheraton® Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. With this opening, Starwood now operates 14 hotels in Dubai, representing the highest concentration of Starwood hotels in any individual city outside of New York. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is directly connected to Dubai’s leading shopping destination, Mall of the Emirates, which features more than 560 international retail brands and is also home to the iconic Ski Dubai snow dome.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrates the opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel.

"Sheraton has a long history in the Middle East, spanning over 50 years and it continues to be one of the most sought-after hotel brands in the region,” said Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “With the opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, our brand portfolio in the region is stronger than ever and globally, we are anticipating record-breaking growth with plans to open our 500th Sheraton hotel by 2015.""

"When should I appear for my immigrant visa interview? The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives applications for immigrant and diversity visas on an appointment basis only. Applicants for immigrant or diversity visas will receive notification of an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi via a letter from the National Visa Center or the Kentucky Consular Center. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi also accepts petitions from U.S. citizens resident in the UAE on a limited basis and will notify immigrant visa applicants of their appointments. For further information on immigrant visa interview appointments, please refer to our Immigrant Visa Interview Appointments page on this website."

"The Air Force Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SAF/SB), the Small Business Administration, and the Veteran's Administration are pleased to team up to train acquisition professionals on small business capabilities and the programs established to enhance opportunities for small businesses. 
….

WHAT IS A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE?

A "set-aside for small business" is the reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by small business concerns.

WHEN TO USE: Acquisition of supplies or services valued between $2,500 to $100,000 are automatically reserved exclusively for small business and shall be set aside for small business unless there is not a reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible small business concerns that are competitive in terms of market prices, quality, and delivery.

The CO shall set aside any acquisition over $100,000 for small business participation when there is a reasonable expectation that offers will be obtained from at least two responsible small business concerns, and award will be made at fair market prices. (19.502-2)

HOW TO USE: Conduct market research.

Suggested method: CCR/Dynamic Small Business Search and relevant "NAICS Code" and/or "Keyword" criteria. Go to: http://dsbs.sba.gov/dsbs/dsp_dsbs.cfm (FAR 10.002(b)(2)). Publish requirement as customary, noting Small Business Set-aside."

"Serco Services Inc. 10-K 2006 http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/SI_International_(SINT)/Filing/10-K/2006/F3136901

Throughout this document, we occasionally distinguish between SI International, Inc., as a company separate from its subsidiaries, and SI International, Inc., as a company combined with its subsidiaries. In order to clarify which entity we are referring to in various discussions, we use the terms "SI International, Inc." and "SI International" to refer to SI International, Inc. without its subsidiaries. All other references, including “SI," "the Company," "we" and "us" refer to SI International and its subsidiaries. 
...

NVC Contract Award. On January 31, 2006, in a recompetition for our expiring National Visa Center, or NVC, contract, we were awarded the successor contract for the NVC contract by the Department of State. Under the contract, we anticipate performing over 20 million immigrant visa transactions each year at the NVC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The prime contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options with an announced value of approximately $84 million, inclusive of the options.

Overview

We are a provider of mission critical information technology and network solutions primarily to the Federal Government. Our business is guided by our experienced team of eight executive officers and over twenty-five other corporate officers who manage and are responsible for successfully growing our business. As of the end of fiscal year 2005, we employed over 4,000 employees. Approximately 85% of our employees hold Federal Government security clearances or have passed National Agency Checks. Approximately 15% of our employees hold Top Secret security clearances. A significant portion of our employees who hold Top Secret security clearances also hold Sensitive Compartmental Information clearances, which permit us to bid on highly classified projects.

Our broad set of contract vehicles gives us extensive reach and enables us to deliver a full range of our services and solutions to the Federal Government. The strength of our service offerings and information technology expertise allows us to maintain substantial relationships with clients, some of whom have been clients of ours, or of one of our acquired businesses, for over 20 years. In fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2004, we derived approximately 75% and 81%, respectively, of our revenue from contracts on which we acted as prime contractor. Acting as a prime contractor provides us with stronger client relationships, as well as the visibility and access to new work that are not available when acting as a subcontractor. Our total backlog as of December 31, 2005 was approximately $854 million, of which approximately $191 million was funded. See "—Backlog" for a discussion of how we calculate backlog.

Item 1A. Risk Factors Risks Related to Our Industry

We depend on contracts with the Federal Government for most of our revenue, and our business would be seriously harmed if the government ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us.

We derived 98.1% and 96.6% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, from Federal Government contracts, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor. This includes 46.9% and 52.8% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, that we derived, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor, from contracts with agencies of the DoD and Intelligence community. We expect that we will continue to derive most of our revenue for the foreseeable future from work performed under Federal Government contracts. If we were suspended or otherwise prohibited from contracting with the Federal Government generally, or with any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community, or if our reputation or relationship with the Federal Government or any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community were impaired, or if any of the foregoing otherwise ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results would be materially adversely affected.

The following chart provides certain information regarding our four largest contracts for fiscal year 2005, in terms of revenues:



"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.

The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.

Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.

The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.

The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling.
…. 

The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the fi ling of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"

"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook 
Date : 10 November 2014 
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

… Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. 
….

In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing.

For further information please contact Serco:

Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226
Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959 
Analyst and institutional investor meeting…….

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Yours sincerely,


Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation
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#2186: Marine Links Serco Visa Center to Con Air Booking Sister and KSM Bojinka 9/11

Abel Danger - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 13:46
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's operations at the National Visa Center to the Joint Automated Booking System procured by his sister Kristine Marcy for Con Air (JPATS) flight reservations, and the travel agents who allegedly moved Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and his friends around the world for Operation Bojinka and the 9/11 attacks on America.

"In a column for the Guardian four weeks before his death [murder], Cook caused a stir when he described Al-Qaeda as a product of a western intelligence: Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by Western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file [allegedly in the custody of Serco operatives at the National Visa Center] of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.[18]"

McConnell claims that Serco, the world's biggest outsourcing company, built Al-Qaeda out of the National Visa Center database in 1994 – the same year that Marcy, then-Senior Counsel for Detention and Deportation at the INS, launched Con Air and allegedly began moving KSM with multiple aliases, forged visas and bogus security clearances around the world for Bojinka, 9/11.

McConnell claims that Marcy booked KSM on a Con Air flight to a rendition center on Diego Garco where he appears to have become the water-boarded maestro of Bojinka and 9/11 and a limited hangout for Serco contract killers registered in the National Visa Center database.

McConnell challenges his sister and Rupert Soames, Serco's April Fool's Day Chief Executive Officer, to respond while reminding them of the Jeffersonian dictum "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Prequel 1: #2185: Marine Links Serco Visa Center to Con Air Sister Tags, Obama Passport Frauds

Prequel 2: UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION - Washington, D.C. 20549 - FORM 10-K

Meet Field's Sister, Kristine Marcy (Sister Abel, Brother Cain) 


Trailer - Con Air (1997)  
Serco... Would you like to know more? 

"Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (Arabic: خالد شيخ محمد, Khālid Shaykh Muḥammad‎; also transliterated as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and additionally known by at least fifty aliases)[8][9] (born 1964 or 1965) is a militant held in U.S. military custody in Guantánamo Bay for alleged acts of terrorism including the mass murder of civilians. He was identified as "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks" by the 9/11 Commission Report.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was allegedly a member of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization, leading al-Qaeda's propaganda operations from around 1999 until late 2001. He is alleged to have confessed under torture by United States agents to a role in many of the most significant terrorist plots over the last twenty years, but the means of interrogation put his confession into question.[10] …

According to the U.S. federal government, Human Rights Watch, and others, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was born on 14 April 1965 (or 1 March 1964) in Balochistan, Pakistan.[2][3][13][14] However, BBC News and others have reported his place of birth as Kuwait City, Kuwait.[4][5][6] It is believed that he belongs to the Baloch ethnic group and is fluent in Arabic, English, Urdu, and Balochi.[15] Khalid Mohammad grew up and spent his formative years in Kuwait, as did his nephew Ramzi Yousef (three years his junior and the son of Mohammed's older sister).

According to U.S. federal documents, in 1982 he had heard Abdul Rasul Sayyaf's speech in which a call for jihad against the Soviets was declared.[2] At age sixteen, he joined the Muslim Brotherhood.[16] After graduating from high school in 1983, Mohammad travelled to the United States and enrolled in Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. He later transferred to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and received aBachelor of Science (BS) in mechanical engineering in 1986.[2][17] …

Operation Bojinka[edit]

Main article: Bojinka plot

Mohammed traveled to the Philippines in 1994 to work with his nephew Yousef on the Bojinka plot, a Manila-based plot to destroy twelve commercial airliners flying routes between the United States, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. The 9/11 Commission Report says that "this marked the first time KSM took part in the actual planning of a terrorist operation."[29]

"Using airline timetables, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Yousef devised a scheme whereby five men could, in a single day, board 12 flights — two each for three of the men, three each for the other two — assemble and deposit their bombs and exit the planes, leaving timers to ignite the bombs up to several days afterward. By the time the bombs exploded, the men would be far away and far from reasonable suspicion. The math was simple: 12 flights with at least 400 people per flight. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 deaths. It would be a day of glory for them, calamity for the Americans they supposed would fill the aircraft."[30]

Bojinka plans included renting or buying a Cessna, packing it with explosives and crash landing it into CIA headquarters, with a backup plan to hijack the twelfth airliner in the air and use that instead. This information was reported in detail to the U.S. at the time.

In December 1994, Yousef had engaged in a test of a bomb on Philippine Airlines Flight 434 using only about ten percent of the explosives that were to be used in each of the bombs to be planted on US airliners. The test resulted in the death of a Japanese national on board a flight from the Philippines to Japan. Mohammed conspired with Yousef in the plot until it was uncovered on January 6, 1995. Yousef was captured February 7 of that same year.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was indicted on terrorism charges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in January 1996 for his alleged involvement in Operation Bojinka,[31] and was subsequently placed on the October 10, 2001, initial list of the FBI's twenty-two Most Wanted Terrorists.[32]

Renewal of relationship with Osama bin Laden[edit]"

"If now we were living in the Revolutionary War and George Washington he being arrested through Britain. For sure he, they would consider him enemy combatant. But American they consider him as hero. " --Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, speaking in 2007[33]

By the time the Bojinka plot was discovered, Mohammed had returned to Qatar and his job as a project engineer at the country's Ministry of Electricity and Water. He traveled in 1995 to Sudan, Yemen, Malaysia, and Brazil to visit elements of the worldwide jihadist community, although no evidence connects him to specific terrorist actions in any of those locations. On his trip to Sudan, he attempted to meet with Osama bin Laden, who was at the time living there, aided by Sudanese political leader Hassan al-Turabi. After the US asked the Qatari government to arrest Mohammed in January 1996, he fled to Afghanistan, where he renewed his alliance with Abdul Rasul Sayyaf. Later that year, he formed a working relationship with bin Laden, who had settled there.

Bin Laden and his colleagues relocated their operations to Afghanistan at this time. Abu Hafs al-Masri/Mohammed Atef, bin Laden's chief of operations, arranged a meeting between bin Laden and Mohammed in Tora Bora sometime in mid-1996, in which Mohammed outlined a plan that would eventually become the quadruple hijackings of 2001.[34] Bin Laden urged Mohammed to become a full-fledged member of Al Qaeda, but he continued to refuse such a commitment until around early 1999, after the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.[35]

Mohammed moved his family from Iran to Karachi, Pakistan, in 1997.[36] That year, he tried unsuccessfully to join mujahideen leader Ibn al-Khattab in Chechnya, another area of special interest to Mohammed. Unable to travel to Chechnya, he returned to Afghanistan. He ultimately accepted bin Laden's invitation to move to Kandahar and join al-Qaeda as a full-fledged member. Eventually, he became leader of Al Qaeda's media committee.

Plan for September 11, 2001 attacks[edit]

The first hijack plan that Mohammed presented to the leadership of al-Qaeda called for several airplanes on both east and west coasts to be hijacked and flown into targets. His plan evolved from an earlier foiled plot known as the Bojinka plot (see above). Bin Laden rejected some potential targets suggested by Mohammed, such as the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles.[37]

In late 1998 or early 1999, bin Laden gave approval for Mohammed to proceed to organize the plot.[35] Meetings in early 1999 took place with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama bin Laden, and his military chief Mohammed Atef.[35] Bin Laden led the plot and provided financial support.[35] He was also involved in selecting the participants, including choosing Mohamed Atta as the lead hijacker.[38] Mohammed provided operational support, such as selecting targets and helping arrange travel for the hijackers.[35] Atef directed the actions of the hijackers.[39]

After Atta was chosen as the leader of the mission, "he met with Bin Laden to discuss the targets: the World Trade Center, which represented the U.S. economy; the Pentagon, a symbol of the U.S. military; and the U.S. Capitol, the perceived source of U.S. policy in support of Israel. The White House was also on the list, as Bin Laden considered it a political symbol and wanted to attack it as well."[40]

According to testimony by Philip Zelikow, bin Laden was motivated by a desire to punish the US for supporting Israel and wanted to move up the attack date. Mohammed argued for ensuring the teams were prepared.

"[Bin Laden] allegedly told KSM it would be sufficient simply to down the planes and not hit specific targets. KSM stood his ground, arguing that the operation would not be successful unless the pilots were fully trained and the hijacking teams were larger."[41]

In a 2002 interview with Al Jazeera journalist Yosri Fouda, Mohammed admitted that he and Ramzi bin al-Shibh were involved in the "Holy Tuesday operation".[42] KSM, however, disputes this claim via his Personal Representative: "I never stated to the Al Jazeera reporter that I was the head of the al Qaida military committee."[43]”

"Serco Services Inc. 10-K 2006 http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/SI_International_(SINT)/Filing/10-K/2006/F3136901

Throughout this document, we occasionally distinguish between SI International, Inc., as a company separate from its subsidiaries, and SI International, Inc., as a company combined with its subsidiaries. In order to clarify which entity we are referring to in various discussions, we use the terms

"SI International, Inc." and "SI International” to refer to SI International, Inc. without its subsidiaries. All other references, including “SI," "the Company," "we" and "us” refer to SI International and its subsidiaries. …

NVC Contract Award. On January 31, 2006, in a recompetition for our expiring National Visa Center, or NVC, contract, we were awarded the successor contract for the NVC contract by the Department of State. Under the contract, we anticipate performing over 20 million immigrant visa transactions each year at the NVC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The prime contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options with an announced value of approximately $84 million, inclusive of the options.
… 

Overview

We are a provider of mission critical information technology and network solutions primarily to the Federal Government. Our business is guided by our experienced team of eight executive officers and over twenty-five other corporate officers who manage and are responsible for successfully growing our business. As of the end of fiscal year 2005, we employed over 4,000 employees. Approximately 85% of our employees hold Federal Government security clearances or have passed National Agency Checks. Approximately 15% of our employees hold Top Secret security clearances. A significant portion of our employees who hold Top Secret security clearances also hold Sensitive Compartmental Information clearances, which permit us to bid on highly classified projects.

Our broad set of contract vehicles gives us extensive reach and enables us to deliver a full range of our services and solutions to the Federal Government. The strength of our service offerings and information technology expertise allows us to maintain substantial relationships with clients, some of whom have been clients of ours, or of one of our acquired businesses, for over 20 years. In fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2004, we derived approximately 75% and 81%, respectively, of our revenue from contracts on which we acted as prime contractor. Acting as a prime contractor provides us with stronger client relationships, as well as the visibility and access to new work that are not available when acting as a subcontractor. Our total backlog as of December 31, 2005 was approximately $854 million, of which approximately $191 million was funded. See "—Backlog" for a discussion of how we calculate backlog. 
….

Item 1A. Risk Factors
Risks Related to Our Industry
We depend on contracts with the Federal Government for most of our revenue, and our business would be seriously harmed if the government ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us.

We derived 98.1% and 96.6% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, from Federal Government contracts, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor. This includes 46.9% and 52.8% of our total revenue in fiscal 2005 and in fiscal 2004, respectively, that we derived, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor, from contracts with agencies of the DoD and Intelligence community. We expect that we will continue to derive most of our revenue for the foreseeable future from work performed under Federal Government contracts. If we were suspended or otherwise prohibited from contracting with the Federal Government generally, or with any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community, or if our reputation or relationship with the Federal Government or any significant agency of the DoD or the Intelligence community were impaired, or if any of the foregoing otherwise ceased doing business with us or significantly decreased the amount of business it does with us, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results would be materially adversely affected.

The following chart provides certain information regarding our four largest contracts for fiscal year 2005, in terms of revenues:


"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.

The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.

Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.

The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.

The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling.
…. 

The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the fi ling of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"

"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook 
Date : 10 November 2014 
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

… Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. 
….

In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing.

For further information please contact Serco:

Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226
Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959 
Analyst and institutional investor meeting…….

Download PDF [PDF, 387 KB] (Please note: this link will open the page in a new browser window)"

Yours sincerely,


Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation
Categories: Abel Danger

Hungary’s Viktor Orban: Washington’s New Enemy Image

Abel Danger - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:32
Source: New Eastern Outlook
21.11.2014
Author: William Engdahl


Hungary and its populist nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban have come into the crosshairs of Washington’s political elites. His sin? Not buckling under to the often destructive diktats of the Brussels EU Commission; attempting to define a Hungarian national identity. But his cardinal sin is his deepening relationship with Russia and his defiance of Washington in signing an agreement with Gazprom for bringing the Russian South Stream gas pipeline into the EU via Hungary.

Orban has himself undergone a political journey since he was elected as Hungary’s second-youngest Prime Minister, in 1998. Back then, he oversaw the entry of Hungary, along with Poland and the Czech Republic, into NATO (over Russia’s protest) and into the EU. As Prime Minister during far more prosperous economic times in the EU, Orban cut taxes, abolished university tuition for qualified students, expanded maternity benefits, and attracted German industry with low-cost Hungarian labor. One of his American “advisers” then was James Denton, linked with the Color Revolution Washington NGO, Freedom House. Orban seemed the darling of Washington’s neo-cons. In 2001, he was given the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute’s Freedom Award.

But in 2010, after six years in opposition, Orban returned, this time with a resounding majority for his Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union Party; Fidesz for short. In fact, Fidesz won a 68% supermajority in Parliament, giving it the necessary votes to alter the Constitution and pass new laws, which it did. Ironically, in a case of the pot calling the kettle black, the United States Obama Administration and the European Parliament criticized Orban’s constitutional reforms for placing too much power in the hands of Fidesz. Orban was accused, by Daniel Cohn-Bendit of the European Greens, of remaking Hungary on the model of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Orban was definitely not playing by the approved Brussels Rulebook for politically submissive EU politicians. Fidesz began to be demonized in EU media as the Hungarian version of United Russia, and Orban as the Hungarian Putin. That was in 2012.

Now it’s getting alarming for the Atlanticists and their EU followers. Orban has defied EU demands to stop construction of Russia’s important South Stream gas pipeline.
Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline would guarantee EU gas, together with the German-Russian Nord Stream, that could bypass the war in Ukraine – something Washington bitterly opposes, for obvious reasons. Last January, Orban’s government announced a €10 billion deal with the Russian state nuclear energy company to refurbish Hungary’s only nuclear power plant at Paks, originally built during the Soviet era with Russian technology.

That caused some attention in Washington; similarly, when Orban criticized the United States this past summer for failing to ultimately resolve the global financial crisis that its banks and its lax regulation caused, and praised China, Turkey, and Russia as better models. He declared, in words not too different from what I have often used, that Western democracies “will probably be incapable of maintaining their global competitiveness in the upcoming decades and will instead be scaled down unless they are capable of changing themselves significantly”. In addition, Orban’s government managed to free Hungary from decades of devastating IMF bondage. In August 2013, the Hungarian Economic Ministry announced that it had, thanks to a “disciplined budget policy”, repaid the remaining €2.2 billion owed to the IMF. No more onerous IMF-forced state privatizations or conditionalities. The head of the Hungarian Central Bank then demanded that the IMF close its offices in Budapest. In addition, echoing Iceland, the State Attorney General brought charges against the country’s three previous prime ministers because of the criminal amount of debt into which they had plunged the nation. That’s a precedent that surely causes cold sweat in some capitals of the EU, or in Washington and Wall Street.

But the real alarm bells rang when Orban and his Fidesz party approved a go-ahead, together with neighboring Austria, of the South Stream Russian pipeline, ignoring EU claims that it violated EU rules. Orban proclaimed, at a meeting with Germany’s Horst Seehofer in Munich on November 6, „Es lebe die österreichisch-ungarische Energiemonarchie“ (“The Austro-Hungarian Energy Monarchy Lives”).

The US elites sounded the alarm immediately. The ultra-establishment New York Times ran a lead editorial, “Hungary’s Dangerous Slide.” They declared, “The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary is sliding toward authoritarianism and defying the fundamental values of the European Union – and getting away with it.”

The New York Times revealed the real cause of Washington and Wall Street alarm: “Hungary’s most recent expression of contempt for the European Union is its passage of a law on Monday that clears the way for Russia’s South Stream natural gas pipeline to traverse Hungary. The new law is in clear violation of the European Parliament’s call in September for member states to cancel South Stream, and of the economic sanctions against Russia imposed by the European Union and the United States after Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Instead of issuing tepid expressions of concern over antidemocratic policies, the European Union should be moving to sanction Hungary. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, should exercise his power to force Mr. Navracsics to resign.” Tibor Navracsics has just been named the new European Commissioner of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport, a post in Brussels that has arguably little to do with gas pipelines.

Next we can expect the National Endowment for Democracy and the usual US Government-backed NGO’s to find an excuse to launch mass opposition protests against Fidesz and Orban for his unforgivable crime of trying to make Hungary’s energy independent of the US-created insanity in Ukraine.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer; he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics.

http://journal-neo.org/2014/11/21/hungary-s-viktor-orban-washington-s-new-enemy-image/
Categories: Abel Danger

#2185: Marine Links Serco Visa Center to Con Air Sister Tags, Obama Passport Frauds

Abel Danger - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 13:17
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco operatives at the National Visa Center to his sister Kristine Marcy's deployment of Con Air (JPATS) tagged offenders, including forgers and killers, and the passport frauds she allegedly used to place Obama – a Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies – in the White House.

McConnell notes that Serco, the world's biggest outsourcing company, launched the National Visa Center for the Clinton administration in 1994 the same year his sister, the then-Senior Counsel for Detention and Deportation at the INS, launched Con Air and he alleges that Serco – with Ms. Marcy – used Con Air tagged offenders to re-process Obama’s immigrant visa, forge his passport and kill whistle-blowers who might block his journey to the White House.. McConnell challenges his sister and/or Rupert Soames, Serco's April Fool's Day Chief Executive Officer, to respond.

Prequel 1: #2184: Marine Links Hotel Serco Bypass to Obama Red Switch Rights, Mumbai Thanksgiving Crimes

Meet Field's Sister, Kristine Marcy (Sister Abel, Brother Cain) 
 
Serco... Would you like to know more?

"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.  

The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas. Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. 

They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.  

The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years. 

The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling."

"Key Witness In Obama Passport 
 Fraud Case Murdered 
By Devvy Kidd 4-19-9 
The dozens upon dozens of deaths of people who knew or were involved with (positive or negative) under the Clinton dictatorship still remains a stunning thing in my mind. As I have said many times, we do not know what the government is investigating until something happens, i.e., Patrick Fitzgerald holds a press conference on the investigation into a sitting governor (Blago), etc. That investigation was three years long at that point and no one knew about it. I believe the young homosexual man, Donald Young, the Choirmaster at Obama's 'old' church, was murdered to shut him up about Obama being bi-sexual. Now, this. Just a random killing or did Lt. Harris know something else that signed his death warrant? He's identified as a Lt. I can't find anything other than this one story right now, so I am wondering if Lt. here is police or military?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/apr/19/key-witness-in-passport-fraud-case-fatally-shot/ 

Key Witness In Passport Fraud Case Fatally Shot 
A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday. Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department's Criminal Investigations Division. Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car.

Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

City police said they do not know whether his death was a direct result of his cooperation with federal investigators.

"We don't have any information right now that connects his murder to that case," Cmdr. Anzallo said.

Police say a "shot spotter" device helped an officer locate Lt. Harris.

A State Department spokeswoman yesterday declined to comment, saying the investigation into the passport fraud is ongoing.

The Washington Times reported April 5 that contractors for the State Department had improperly accessed passport information for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency's top ranks.

One agency employee, who was not identified in documents filed in U.S. District Court, was implicated in a credit-card fraud scheme after Lt. Harris told federal authorities he obtained "passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State."

"Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 18:19:17 -0500 
From: "James M. Atkinson" tscm.com
> To: tscm-l2006[at]googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [TSCM-L] {5989} POTUS telephones

Actually yes.

He knows that he can not use a cellphone within X feet of a STU, STE, or security communications media because he can read the white papers on the matter, and has been briefed by the technical advisors until they were blue in the face, but he does not care, he likes his cell phones (because it makes him a more effective leader) If a customer hires me to tell them about the problem, and I tell them about it, write numerous white papers on the subject for them, demonstrate the risk for them by recovering classified information, and even the CIK form a STU using only a nearby cell phone, and they still refuse to use proper communications security, and abide by stand-off distances (the space between the secure phone and the cell phone), then I will have no problems explain that they are a moron to their face (usually in private, but still).

You need only to watch the video of my testimony before Congress on related matters to see that I tend not to couch my words when it comes to national security matters like this.

The President of the United States is a fucking moron, but given the last pool of candidates he is less of a moron, then the other morons we had running at the time. But still, he is a moron, and an arrogant one at that.

"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook 

Date : 10 November 2014 
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 


Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. 

….

In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing.

For further information please contact Serco:

Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227

Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226
Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959 
Analyst and institutional investor meeting……. 
Download PDF [PDF, 387 KB] (Please note: this link will open the page in a new browser window)"

Yours sincerely,



Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation
Categories: Abel Danger

The Forecaster - Movie: When Will it Hit The U.S.? - Put Your Seat Belts On - The Cycles of War - The Bretton Woods Fixed Exchange Rate Era Is Over - Monetary Reform - Storing the Knowledge of a Century - "They Wanted the Source Code"

Abel Danger - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:32
Source: Armstrong Economics

The Forecaster



The film will be released worldwide. It will move to theaters by next April. The demand for this film is incredible. It seems to have hit that sweet spot. Outside the USA, the world distrusts the US regulators who have been seen as protecting the bank-manipulators at all cost. This has really diminished the respect for America internationally among the people who really count. I seriously doubt that anyone in the USA will be able to prevent this movie from now being seen worldwide. Anyone who even attempts to prevent this movie from being seen will be viewed as part of the corruption that is causing taxes and unemployment to rise and accountability to collapse. Anyone who tries to defend the manipulators as never being involved in manipulation will also be considered part of that corruption. There are far too many people coming forward now about what has been going on behind the curtain.

Categories: Abel Danger

#2184: Marine Links Hotel Serco Bypass to Obama Red Switch Rights, Mumbai Thanksgiving Crimes

Abel Danger - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:27
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's development of a Starwood Hotels security bypass to Obama's agents' override rights in the Red Switch Network and their alleged use of Boeing's Chicago HQ to coordinate the Mumbai crimes which killed 164 people through Thanksgiving Day (27 November 2008).

McConnell notes that Serco – the world's biggest outsourcing company – operates C4I2TSR* services for Starwood, the US Air Force and the Boeing Company and he claims that Obama's agents forced the Boeing HQ move to Chicago to coordinate the attacks of 9/11 and bypass the White House Red Switch Network from 'proxy presidential suites' in the Starwood Hotel chain. C4I2TSR* Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information, Technology,

Surveillance, and Reconnaissance McConnell reminds Serco and Obama that every C4I2TSR has an OODA loop.

Prequel 1: #2125: Marine Links Serco Pedophile Adoptee Tag to SOS Hull House Heifers, Murder of Donald Young

Secrets of the Dead | Mumbai Massacre

Abel Danger 6-13-2014 Marine Links Obama Air Force Red Switch 
Treason to Serco's SES Stand Down




Serco... Would you like to know more?

Rev. Wright; God Damn America - Long Version - Obama Preacher Rant
"Chicago US: US prosecutors on Monday outlined an elaborate plot that allegedly preceded the 2008 attack on Mumbai, saying a Chicago businessman helped make it possible for militants to scout their targets.
"He (Tahawwur Rana) not only knew of the attacks, he approved of them, and agreed with them" prosecutor Sarah Streicker said in her opening statement to the jury in US District Court in Chicago as the trial began.
A number of Pakistanis accused of helping to orchestrate the attack, described as co-conspirators, knew about Rana and were "appreciative of his assistance," Streicker said.
Rana, a Pakistan-born Canadian citizen, is accused of using his immigration services firm to provide a cover story for David Headley, an American who has admitted to scouting targets in Mumbai for the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Although Rana did not carry a gun nor throw a grenade, he played a vital role in the run-up to Mumbai with resources and other support, including using his business as a conduit for communications with militants, Streicker said.
At one point after the 2008 attack, Streicker said Rana told Headley "The Indians deserved it."
Headley, tipped as the key witness, has pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty and to keep from being extradited.
Streicker said Headley will explain how he funnelled his surveillance to Pakistani militants who organized the attack that killed more than 160 people in the Indian commercial capital, including six Americans.
Headley has told investigators the militants' "handlers" were members of Pakistan's main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate.
But Streicker described the role of only one ISI officer, "Major Iqbal," who she said was intimately involved in the attack that she referred to as an "international nightmare."
She also cited the role of Abdur Rehman, another figure referred in court papers as a retired military officer.
Prosecutors say Rana served as a conduit for messages between Headley and "Major Iqbal."
Iqbal and Rehman are among six Pakistanis who have been indicted. None of them is in custody.
Rana, who faces the possibility of life in prison, and Headley were also charged with participating in a second plot with Pakistani militants. That plot, never carried out, allegedly targeted a Danish newspaper.
Rana's lawyers have said they will show Headley tricked Rana into thinking they were working with Pakistan's government and were not bent on violence."
"http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/mumbai-massacre-watch-a-preview/494/ [Note Michelle Obama was an IP lawyer responsible for Sidley Austin files on PBS] Mumbai, November 26, 2008. What began as a typical day in a bustling, cosmopolitan city turned into a horror-filled 60 hours of orchestrated chaos when terrorists infiltrated the city and rampaged through the train station, cafes, a Jewish center and two of India's most famous five- star hotels. As police struggled to coordinate a response and journalists clamored to cover the story from the streets, victims trapped inside the hotels began making contact with the outside world using cell phones, text messages and Twitter.
Their urgent and heart-wrenching messages begged for information and painted a gruesome picture of indiscriminate killing, unfettered brutality and mass confusion. But the victims weren't the only ones communicating with the outside world. The terrorist leaders in Pakistan were watching the coverage of the attacks on the news and relaying crucial information about the whereabouts of the victims back to their operatives on the ground.
"This film offers an unprecedented, inside view into the attacks," says Jared Lipworth, executive producer of Secrets of the Dead. "It not only reveals how the victims and terrorists acted during the massacre, it highlights how consumer technologies and social media gave the victims a chance to survive, while also putting them directly into the line-of-fire of the terrorists who were hunting them down."
"Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 18:19:17 -0500
From: "James M. Atkinson" 
To: tscm-l2006[at]googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [TSCM-L] {5989} POTUS telephones
Actually yes.
He knows that he can not use a cellphone within X feet of a STU, STE, or security communications media because he can read the white papers on the matter, and has been briefed by the technical advisors until they were blue in the face, but he does not care, he likes his cell phones (because it makes him a more effective leader)
If a customer hires me to tell them about the problem, and I tell them about it, write numerous white papers on the subject for them, demonstrate the risk for them by recovering classified information, and even the CIK form a STU using only a nearby cell phone, and they still refuse to use proper communications security, and abide by stand-off distances (the space between the secure phone and the cell phone), then I will have no problems explain that they are a moron to their face (usually in private, but still).
You need only to watch the video of my testimony before Congress on related matters to see that I tend not to couch my words when it comes to national security matters like this.
The President of the United States is a fucking moron, but given the last pool of candidates he is less of a moron, then the other morons we had running at the time. But still, he is a moron, and an arrogant one at that.
-jma"
"Group Starwood Hotels Group, owner of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, has appointed Serco as preferred bidder for a £7m contract to provide a range of support services to the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh, the Westin in Dublin and the 5 star Turnberry resort on Scotland's west coast. The contract, which has a 5 year term, is an extension to services already provided to other hotels in the Starwood Group and includes buildings maintenance and security, engineering support and help desk services."
"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlookDate : 10 November 2014
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.  PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, today gives the latest position on the various reviews being carried out, along with a trading update.  A meeting for institutional investors and analysts will be held at 09:00 today to discuss this announcement, details of which are included at the end of the announcement.
Key points 
Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business.  A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments.  Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare.....In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year.  Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients.  In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m.  Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers.  C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force [Serco's ad hoc waypoints 9/11] and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing....For further information please contact Serco:Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959Analyst and institutional investor meeting.......Download PDF [PDF, 387 KB] (Please note: this link will open the page in a new browser window)"
Yours sincerely,

Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation
Categories: Abel Danger

#2183: Marine Links Serco Teachers Dirty Rights to Obama Kaya Lease, Down Low Building #7

Abel Danger - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:22
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the Serco rights issue underwritten by Bank of America for Serco's dirtiest shareholder – the Teachers (TIAA-CREF) – to the apparent liquidation of assets which violate the Kaya-Identity caps of an Obama leveraged lease and the Down Low Club's alleged demolition of WTC#7 on 9/11.

"To this day, people in Chicago are still scared about being murdered for talking about Barack Obama being gay or about what goes on at Trinity United with the still-active "Down Low Club". Young, gay, black men are mentored into the club and are eventually paired up with often unattractive and difficult to deal with straight black women who never have boyfriends (since guys don't want to have anything to do with them). A friend of mine in the "Think Squad" of prominent black professionals I talk to regularly calls these women "heifers" and says it's very common for "cake boys" to be paired up with "heifers" so that "dummies are fooled" into thinking they are straight."

McConnell plans to disrupt the rights issue in the United Kingdom by exposing Serco’s dirty B2G services in the areas of electronic warfare, tagging, WTC#7 asset recovery and paedophile image analysis for the insiders of the Obama Down Low administration and the U.K. MOD, GCHQ, CESG, Police, Home Office, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Ministry of Justice and Customs and Revenue and Immigration Service.

Prequel 1: #2182: Marine Links Serco Ammo Center to Sister's HUBZone SWAT Teams, Down Low Civil War

Prequel 2: #2022: Marine Links UTC bomb, Obama ETF to Gorelick Serco Red Switch Triggers WTC

Prequel 3: Leveraged-Lease Debt-Recovery Instrument - GMAC Insurance Fraud - Staged Man-In-The-Middle-Attacks - WTC Twin Towers - Phony Insurance Claim


Serco... Would you like to know more?
Rev. Wright; God Damn America - Long Version - Obama Preacher Rant

FOX 5 WTC 7 collapse foreknowledge?
BBC Says WTC7 Collapsed 23 minutes too early
"Barack Obama[edit]

In the late summer of 1983, future United States President Barack Obama interviewed for a job at Business International Corporation. He worked there for "little more than year."[3] As a research associate in its financial services division, he edited Financing Foreign Operations, a global reference service, and wrote for Business International Money Report, a weekly financial newsletter.[4] His responsibilities included "interviewing business experts, researching trends in foreign exchange, following market developments. . . . He wrote about currency swaps and leverage leases. . . . Obama also helped write financial reports on Mexico and Brazil".[5]"

"Mathematically, the Kaya identity is expressed in the form:

F = P * (G / P) * (E / G) * (F / E),
where
F is global CO2 emissions from human sources
P is global population growth
G is world GDP
E is global energy consumption

By projecting the future changes in population growth (P), economic expansion (G/P), energy intensity (E/G), and carbon efficiency (F/E), it is possible to make an informed projection of future carbon emissions (F). Obviously, population is important as, in the absence of anything else, more people means more energy use. Moreover, economic expansion measured by GDP per capita plays an important role, as a bigger economy means greater use of energy. The energy intensity term is where technology comes in. As we develop new energy technologies or improve the efficiency of existing energy technology, we expect that it will take less energy to incerase our GDP by and additional dollar, i.e., we should see a decline in energy intensity. Last, but certainly not least, is the carbon efficiency. As we develop and increasingly switch over to renewable energy sources and non-fossil fuel based energy alternatives and improve the carbon efficiency of existing fossil fuel sources (e.g., by finding a way to extract and sequester CO2), we can expect a decline in this quantity as well, i.e., less carbon emitted per unit of energy production.

Fortunately, we do not have to start from scratch. There is a convenient on-line calculator here, provided courtesy of David Archer of the University of Chicago (and a Real Climate blogger [and a member of the Teachers pension fund] ). Below a brief demonstration of how the tool can be used. After you watch the demonstration, use the link provided above to play around with the calculator yourself.

"The Owners
Larry A. Silverstein was appointed a director of Westfield America in May 1997. Since 1979, Mr. Silverstein has been President of Silverstein Properties, Inc., a Manhattan-based real estate investment and development firm which owns interests in and operates over 10 million square feet of office space. Mr. Silverstein is a member of the New York Bar, and a Governor of the Real Estate Board of New York, having served as its Chairman. He is a trustee of New York University and is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the New York University Real Estate Institute. He is Chairman of the Realty Foundation, Vice Chairman of the South Street Seaport Museum, and a board member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

BLACKSTONE ACQUIRES DEBT ON 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER

New York, NY October 17, 2000: Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, the global real estate investment and management arm of The Blackstone Group, L.P., announced today that it has purchased, from Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, the participating mortgage secured by 7 World Trade Center, a commercial office complex controlled by real estate developer Larry Silverstein"
http://www.blackstone.com/news/press_releases%5C7_world_trade_oct_2000.pdf

[http://burningbush.netfirms.com/TIAA-CREF.html — link expired] Factsheet on Teachers Insurance and Annuity Associaion (TIAA) (note: Joseph W. Luik is probably the guy who brokered the deal for TIAA)

"But before the building can rise further than the substation, major financing issues have to be resolved by Larry Silverstein, who controls the long-term lease on 7 World Trade Center as well as the World Trade Center complex. The good news for Mr. Silverstein is that the company that insured 7 World Trade, Industrial Risk Insurers, has indicated that it will make a full payment under its $861 million policy. But it's not clear whether Mr. Silverstein can use those proceeds to start building without first reaching an agreement with the mortgage holder on 7 World Trade Center, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors." http://homes.wsj.com/columnists_com/bricks/20020710-bricks.html

"Bank of America reportedly holds the loan on 7 World Trade Center." 
http://www.mbaa.org/reft/stories/0136wtc.htm

"Fitch placed classes of Banc of America LL, Inc. Series 2001-7WTC on Rating Watch Negative due to the increased likelihood that the building will be rebuilt in the near future, using insurance proceeds. The transaction is secured by the beneficial ownership interest in a trust that owns a loan secured by certificates owned by Blackstone Real Estate Partners III LP through related entities representing ownership interest in another trust secured by four mortgages originally totaling approximately $449.4 million on a leasehold interest in 7 World Trade Center. It now appears, due to the urgency to rebuild the ConEd substation, that 7 WTC will be rebuilt in the near future and that, in effect, the bondholders may take on the increased risks of construction lending. It is still possible that bondholders will be repaid prior to construction, because the existing mortgages have a relatively high interest rate and less expensive financing alternatives may be available. Due to political forces surrounding the continued viability of lower Manhattan, Fitch believes that the city will use its best efforts to aid Silverstein in attracting high quality tenants to the building. However, Fitch believes that the cash flow that existed prior to the destruction of 7 WTC will not be replicated, particularly due to the projected substantial reduction in building size."

http://www.mortgagedaily.com/RatingsC041002.html [link expired]

"According to BestWire, Employers Reinsurance Corp's Industrial Risk Insurers has agreed to pay a claim for 7 World Trade Center, but a final price has yet to be settled. Some of the insurance proceeds will be used to pay off bondholders who bought part of the building's US$383 million mortgage. Larry Silverstein, the building's developer and leaseholder of the WTC twin towers, has said the claim for 7 World Trade Center will be US$861 million."

Aon Risk Bulletin, July 2002"

"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook
Date : 10 November 2014
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, today gives the latest position on the various reviews being carried out, along with a trading update. A meeting for institutional investors and analysts will be held at 09:00 today to discuss this announcement, details of which are included at the end of the announcement.

Key points

Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare.

The Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews identify likely impairments and further Onerous Contract Provisions totalling around £1.5bn, approximately half of which relates to goodwill and intangible assets.

Forecast for 2014 Adjusted Operating Profit reduced by approximately £20m to £130-140m (before the impact of the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews); outlook for 2015 reduced.

Discussions to be held with lenders to negotiate amendments to the operation of covenants.

Medium term capital structure target of 1-2x net debt to EBITDA.

Proposed equity rights issue of up to £550m in the first quarter of 2015; fully underwritten on a standby basis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan Cazenove.

Programme of disposals of businesses not core to our future strategy underway, including the majority of our private sector BPO business. Rupert Soames, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: "The rapid progress we have made in recent weeks on the Strategy Review and the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews has brought us to the point that we are able to provide an initial estimate of the impairments, write-downs and Onerous Contract Provisions that are likely to be required at year end. Whilst it is a bitter pill, it is better for all concerned that we swallow it now and establish a really solid foundation on which to build Serco's future.

"As might be expected, the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews have encouraged much turning over of stones, and reflects our changing strategy and the latest view of the challenges we face on a few large contracts. These challenges, together with a less pronounced improvement in trading in our second half than we expected, have led us to a more cautious view of 2014 and 2015.

"Looking ahead, we have not yet completed our Strategy Review, and we will present it, as planned, at the time of our Full Year Results in March 2015. However, the direction is clear: Serco will concentrate on its core as a leading supplier of public services - an international B2G business focused on Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. These are businesses which we are really good at, where we deliver outstanding service, and where our skills, experience and international reach can differentiate us. There are a tough couple of years ahead as we make this transition, but it will be worth it."

Summary

Earlier in the year, we announced that we were carrying out a comprehensive review of our strategy (the Strategy Review), the results of which were to be presented to investors at the time of our 2014 Full Year Results in March 2015. As part of the Strategy Review, we have been conducting a review of major contracts and of the Balance Sheet (the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews). In our July update statement and at the time of our Half Year Results in August, we said that the results of the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews could have an impact on our profits for the year.

We have been making good progress with the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews, assisted by EY, as well as on the Strategy Review, and the results for the year will need to include material impairments of goodwill and other intangible assets held on the Balance Sheet, as well as recognising significant additional Onerous Contract Provisions. The Onerous Contract Provisions are likely to reduce our Adjusted Operating Profit and therefore impact the Group's debt facility covenants. As a consequence, we will be opening discussions with our lenders with a view to securing appropriate amendments to the operation of these covenants. At the same time, we are making arrangements to strengthen our capital structure through an equity rights issue in the first quarter of 2015 to raise up to £550m. Accordingly, we are today providing: an update on the latest status of the reviews including some preliminary conclusions of the Strategy Review; an assessment of the Group's capital structure and funding position; updates on recent trading; and the likely out-turn for 2014 and the outlook for 2015.

It is important to recognise that neither the Strategy Review nor the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews are yet complete. The information set out today will be subject to further work through to the completion of our year end audit in March 2015. It is also possible that between now and March 2015, events and new information may change our view. However, the Board is determined to keep all stakeholders informed of its thinking, and, given the magnitude of the issues involved, we think it better to set the issues out as we currently see them, rather than waiting for perfect clarity.

Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews
Under the Balance Sheet Review we have assessed the carrying value of goodwill and some intangible assets held on the Balance Sheet, particularly taking into account the likely outcome of the Strategy Review and the resulting planned disposal of non-core businesses, and we are likely to have to recognise some very material impairments. Under the Contract Review we are reviewing all our contracts and re-assessing the scale of potential future losses on our larger loss-making contracts in the light of the latest operational developments and the worse than expected financial performance, with the consequence that we will have a substantial increase in the level of Onerous Contract Provisions.

In total, we estimate the adjustments will be around £1.5bn, although the range of possible outcomes is still wide. Our latest estimate is that approximately half is likely to be in the form of goodwill and other intangible asset impairments. Approximately £450m is likely to be Onerous Contract Provisions, of which a significant proportion will have associated cash outflows over the next eight years. The balance will include other write- downs mainly related to loss-making contracts, and other adjustments to provisions, accruals and tax balances.

We have reviewed our 30 September 2014 Balance Sheet in the context of our likely future strategy. In terms of goodwill, whilst we will be carrying out impairment tests as part of normal year-end procedures, our initial review indicates that a large proportion of the £500m of goodwill currently on the Balance Sheet that is related to our investment in the Global Services BPO business will need to be impaired. The discount factors used in all the impairment calculations have also been reviewed and will also lead to impairment of goodwill in respect of our UK Health and Americas businesses.

At our Half Year Results presentation we highlighted the fact that we had a number of contracts which are loss-making, and in recent months there are several where operational issues and discussions with customers have caused us to revise substantially upwards our estimates of the costs to complete our obligations. Work done to date indicates that the major contractual issues relate to a single contract in Australia and a small proportion of the contracts that we have with the UK Government.

The single largest revision of estimates involves our contract with the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation for the maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy's Armidale Class Patrol Boats (ACPB). Following a further engineering-led review of the implications of corrosion and cracking seen on the vessels, we have re-estimated the costs of rectification and maintenance through to the scheduled end of the contract in 2022. The results of this review, combined with limited progress on additional cost recovery from our customer, means that our current view is that the total adjustment required in relation to this contract may be in the region of £150m.

We are likely to increase our Onerous Contract Provisions in respect of certain UK Central Government contracts by around £150-200m. The worst-affected contracts are: UK asylum seeker support (COMPASS), reflecting latest assumptions in terms of volumes in a rapidly changing environment and of costs over the remaining five years of the contract; Royal Navy fleet support (FPMS), reflecting updated vessel utilisation and maintenance cost assumptions over the remaining seven years of the contract; Prisoner Escort & Custody Services (PECS), reflecting estimated cumulative losses over the remaining four years of the contract; and the National Citizen Service, reflecting the expected loss in the final year of the contract. Following more detailed legal advice, it now appears likely that the quantum of our liability under the DLR pension scheme may be significantly higher than previously estimated.

Assessment of these and other contracts is ongoing, and will be reported on in the Full Year Results. We will naturally be seeking to discuss with customers how these potential losses can be mitigated.

Capital structure assessment
The equity placing completed in May 2014 and an improvement in Free Cash Flow in the first half of the year supported a reduction in Group Net Debt to £581m (comprising £559m recourse net debt and £22m non- recourse net debt) and resulted in a leverage ratio of 2.41x net debt to EBITDA as at 30 June 2014. The Group's main debt facilities have a principal financial covenant (as defined in the facilities and set out in the Group's financial results presentations) requiring that leverage should not exceed 3.5x EBITDA.

We now anticipate net debt for leverage purposes to be in the region of £650-700m at 31 December 2014, an increase over the position at 30 June 2014 because of lower cash flows generated from trading as well as other impacts such as foreign exchange movements. The associated year-end leverage ratio (before the potential impact of the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews) would likely exceed 3x, and further non- exceptional Onerous Contract Provisions or other income statement charges would additionally reduce EBITDA in the leverage covenant calculation. Therefore, in advance of finalising the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews, Serco will be opening discussions with its lenders. These discussions will include: possible amendments to the operation of financial covenants; a possible deferral of the covenant test date for the year ending 31 December 2014 to ensure Serco remains compliant with the terms of its debt; and to reflect the fact that Serco intends to strengthen its capital structure and funding position through the proposed raising of new equity, as set out below. These changes will assist the Group in maximising both financial and strategic flexibility in order to take the Group forward successfully.

Funding strategy and proposed future raising of equity 
The Strategy Review includes an assessment of the appropriate funding strategy for the Group. As indicated above, net debt for leverage purposes at the end of 2014 is likely to be approximately £650-700m; historically, average net debt has tended to be £100-150m higher than that at the statutory balance sheet dates. Assuming an Adjusted Operating Profit for 2015 of around £100m (as described in more detail below), EBITDA would be around £160m and therefore the leverage ratio is expected to be in excess of the current covenant threshold and more so when calculated prudently against average net debt over the year. The Board has therefore concluded that it needs to reduce the Group's indebtedness.

Although the Strategy Review is not yet finalised, the Board's preliminary view is that appropriate leverage for the business over the medium term is in the region of 1-2x net debt to EBITDA. To reduce debt to this level, we will first explore "self-help" options. The first will be to institute improved day-to-day working capital controls and cash forecasting. Secondly, in the current circumstances, the Board will not recommend the payment of a final dividend for the 2014 financial year. When the trading outlook and cash generation improves, the Board will reconsider the dividend policy. Thirdly, the Group has a number of high-quality businesses which are not core to its future strategy, and which may be more valuable to others than they are to us. Consequently we have stepped up our disposals programme, the proceeds of which will contribute to reducing net debt. We will be looking to dispose of our Environmental and Leisure businesses in the UK, our Great Southern Rail business in Australia, and the majority of our private sector BPO business, being mainly the activities of Intelenet and The Listening Company. The proposed assets we are looking to dispose of account for approximately £500m of the goodwill and asset write-downs. However, our future strategy, which we outline below, must be properly funded, and the Group put on a firm foundation which will allow it to grow and flourish. To do this the business will need a sustainable balance sheet with a prudent level of financial gearing, as outlined above, which is appropriate for the level of operational gearing given the mix of businesses we have. To this end, the Board intends to conduct a rights issue to raise up to £550m which will be launched in the first quarter of 2015 following the publication of our audited 2014 financial statements. The rights issue has been fully underwritten on a standby basis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan Cazenove.

Strategy Review update
The Strategy Review is now well advanced with enough progress made to reach some early conclusions and identify immediate actions that can be taken in advance of our full strategy presentation due in March 2015.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and it is easy for those who follow to critique the work of predecessors; but we have to have an understanding of the past to build a vision of the future. It is our analysis that in recent years Serco has made two strategic mis-steps. First, confronted by slowing growth rates and increased competition in its core markets, and wishing to maintain its historic levels of growth, the Group diversified its portfolio significantly, sometimes by acquisition, and often into areas that required very different skills. In so doing, Serco lost some of its focus and diluted its operational expertise. Second, it has concentrated too much on winning new business and has failed to manage effectively the fact that over recent years there have been significant advances in public sector contracting, particularly in the UK, with new models that transfer substantially more risk to suppliers. As a consequence, we now have a number of contracts which are making large losses, and others which are in sectors where we are sub-scale.

The financial impact of these mis-steps has been mitigated to a significant degree in recent years by the rapid growth of the Australian immigration services contract. Between 2009 and 2013, Group Adjusted Operating Profit grew by 28%; excluding the immigration services contract, Group profits were flat. This contract has begun to decline significantly in value, and the underlying trends in the business are now more clearly visible.

In addition to these strategic mis-steps, Serco's infrastructure has not kept pace with its growing scale, breadth and complexity with the result that its systems, processes and management information fall short of what is needed by a company of our size and sophistication. As a consequence the business has lacked operational visibility as evidenced by the issues that arose last year on certain UK Government contracts; has made some poor judgements on how much risk to accept within contracts; and has found it hard to control costs.

The programme of Corporate Renewal on which we have concentrated this year and that is now substantially complete has focused on these shortfalls in systems, processes and management information. We have completely rewritten our system of management control, in particular as it relates to bid development and approval and contract management; developed an approach to management information and review that focuses equally on operational as well as financial performance; and materially strengthened our processes of management assurance, risk assessment, and internal audit, as well as our Board. We have reduced our spans of management control, establishing two UK divisions - one for UK Central Government and one for UK & Europe Local & Regional Government - where there was one before. We have also brought operational management closer to the executive direction of the business, such as, for example, by having the management of the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions report directly to the CEO.

We therefore believe we have learned the hard lessons of the past couple of years such that we are now appropriately equipped to do what has always been our core competence, built up over the last thirty years, being to provide services to Governments and other Public Service Providers around the world. Fully recognising the painful exceptions we have highlighted today, in general we have continued to deliver high standards with an overriding commitment amongst our people to public service, and to manage successfully the difficult interface between the public and private sectors, both as contracts transition from one to the other, and during their subsequent life.

At its heart, Serco is a "B2G" business. We have a unique portfolio of service offerings in Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services (Public Sector BPO) and Healthcare. Typically, competitors can offer one of these verticals in more than one country; others can serve several verticals in a single country. Only Serco can offer all of them across the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, which are markets in which Governments are comfortable with the idea of engaging private companies in the provision of public services. This core, reflecting the combination of these five sectors across four geographies, is expected to account for approximately 80% of our Adjusted Revenue and over 95% of our economic profit in 2014.

Globally, the market for services to Government is attractive and has structural drivers of growth that will last for decades. Almost every jurisdiction is challenged by three enduring forces: the inexorable growth in healthcare and pension costs, the rising expectations of citizens, and the unwillingness of voters to tolerate increases in taxation or a degradation of service. These forces will demand that Governments put outcomes, value for money and efficiency first. This means that they will continue to need private companies to bring the rigour of competition to ever-more areas of public service provision.

Within the domain of public services, we believe that the core areas in which we already have strong positions - Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare - will be particularly fertile. We believe they are segments in which skills and knowledge garnered in one jurisdiction will be transferable to another. We believe that skills in serving Governments in critical areas are hard to learn and do not easily co-exist with those required in commercial markets. Furthermore, political forces and fashions do not walk in lock-step across jurisdictions; being able to offer a portfolio of different services in a number of different segments will allow us to adapt to the requirements of changing Governments, whilst offering a degree of diversification not available to those who offer services in a single country or segment.

Becoming a focused B2G supplier operating in a number of countries will require Serco to embark on a programme of change. There is no elegant translation of the French phrase "reculer pour mieux sauter"; we need to take a step back first, to be better able to leap forward. We need to get smaller and more focused, to become the successful, profitable and growing company we aspire to be.

This transformation will take time, but will be worthwhile. The next two years are going to be difficult, and we expect our revenue to reduce over this period through disposals and exiting loss-making contracts, following which we expect to be able to start growing again. We are developing plans to reduce our overheads to match a smaller business, and achieving cost savings will be a key part of addressing the sub-standard returns the Group will still be earning in 2015.

We are not yet ready to describe our plans in detail, and clearly the outcome will depend on decisions around disposals, but the direction is becoming apparent: after a period of adjustment during which our Adjusted Revenue could reach a nadir of £3-3.5bn in 2016, and margins could be as low as 2-3%, we believe we can transform ourselves over subsequent years to become a company growing in line with the market in each of our core areas and generating margins similar to peers at attractive risk-adjusted rates of return. Research conducted as part of the Strategy Review tells us that the segments we will be focusing on will be growing at an aggregate of 5-7%, and that industry margins across our mix of business are likely to be in the range of 5-6%; if this turns out to be correct, and markets turn out as we expect, we believe that our performance will match this.

In conclusion, we think that we have a bright future as a B2G business, supported by structural growth, an international footprint, and strength in a number of different segments. It does beg the question, however, that given our recent experience in the Government market, why do we want to focus on it, and what makes us think we can succeed? There are a number of answers to this, perfectly sensible, challenge. The first is that the contracts in which we have had failures of governance, or of risk management, or instances of individual bad behaviour, represent a tiny part of our overall business with public bodies. Across the vast majority of our contracts we deliver outstanding service, at decent margins and with well-managed risk. The second is that, although the failures have been few, their consequences have been awful; as a result we have learnt hard lessons. We have instigated a far-reaching programme of Corporate Renewal, monitored by our largest customer, which has touched every part of our business; we are strengthening our management assurance and risk management processes; we have hired new management and added to our Board; we are building appropriate information systems; and we are learning to say "no" when we think risk outweighs reward. That is not to say that we will never make mistakes, but we have been badly bitten, and we will be thrice shy. In short, at great cost to our shareholders, we think we have learnt lessons that will equip us to be a world-class operator in this market.

Trading and operational update
The Group's latest trading indicates that the organic revenue growth of 2% in the first half of 2014 will have shifted to a mid-single digit percentage decline in the second half. A significant driver of this is the reduced volumes in the Australian immigration services contract, together with the effect of contract losses (such as Electronic Monitoring) and contract renegotiations (such as the Northern Rail interim franchise). These factors also have an adverse margin impact, although this impact is partially offset by the greater run-rate of cost reduction from restructuring and other efficiency programmes.

Implementation of Serco's Corporate Renewal Plan is now substantially complete, and we believe that relations with UK Central Government are now much improved. With Angus Cockburn having started as Chief Financial Officer on 27 October and David Eveleigh joining as General Counsel and Company Secretary in mid-November, and Liz Benison and Kevin Craven in place since September, we have great strengthened our management team.

At 30 June 2014, Serco had an order book of £17.1bn. Since then, we have been awarded work with an estimated total value of approximately £0.9bn, bringing the total for the year to date to £3.4bn, comprising signed contracts valued at £3.2bn and preferred bidder appointments valued at £0.2bn. Notable contract awards and other developments by division are highlighted below.

In the UK, significant contract awards in the period included non-clinical hospital services at Dumfries & Galloway and the successful rebid at Wishaw General Hospital with a combined total value of £100m, and various defence support work extended or expanded with cumulative award value of over £60m. However, in our Central Government Division, a number of contracts are extremely challenging; our policy towards these contracts has been to do whatever is necessary to fix the operational performance, so that we are meeting our key performance metrics as far as it is reasonably possible to do so. On all the most troubled contracts - COMPASS, PECS, NCS - our operational performance has materially improved, but we have had to increase our costs significantly to achieve this. The same applies to our contract in the Local & Regional Government Division to provide community healthcare in Suffolk; unanticipated increases in volume, for which there is no additional revenue, along with having to use large numbers of agency staff to deliver improved performance has resulted in a further increase in the rate of losses. Transitions to the new operators of the Docklands Light Railway and National Physical Laboratory are progressing, and we have now exited Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre.

In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force [Serco's ad hoc waypoints 9/11] and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing.

In the AMEAA region, Serco has been selected as preferred tenderer to continue its Australian Immigration Services operations, with commercial negotiations expected to conclude in the near future at which point the estimated contract award value would be established. At the start of October, Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth opened, with Serco beginning its full operating contract providing an extensive range of non-clinical services. The transfer of our Australian regional defence garrison support services operations to new contractors is now substantially complete.

As mentioned above, we have a major challenge in our Defence Maritime Services business, and specifically on our contract to maintain the Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet for the Royal Australian Navy. It is now apparent that there are major design flaws with the class of vessel, and a number of different issues related to design, manufacture, usage and maintenance practice have conspired to require maintenance expenditure far in excess of that envisaged at the time the vessels first began service in 2005. Until very recently, it was believed that these issues could be fixed as part of a one-off maintenance cycle. However, an engineering re-assessment of likely costs to complete now leads us to conclude that this class of boat is going to need intensive care (far beyond that expected a few months ago) for the rest of its life, which effectively means until 2022. As described above, we have therefore assessed that our liabilities on this contract may be around £150m in total over the remaining contract life.

Global Services, Serco's BPO business, was awarded extensions to support work for local authority customers with a total value of over £25m, and a new contract win for multi-channel customer contact services for a major UK private sector organisation with a value of approximately £140m over 10 years. Profitability in the latest period has, however, continued to be constrained given the initial operational stage on other large, recently awarded private sector contracts which are currently running at sub-optimal levels, and lower levels of project work and consulting. Our contracts providing various citizen services for Westminster City Council have now come to an end.

Out-turn for 2014 and outlook for 2015 Our previously stated guidance for 2014, on a reported currency basis, was Adjusted Revenue of at least £4.6bn and Adjusted Operating Profit of not less than £155m. Based on trading over recent months, we now anticipate reporting Adjusted Revenue of approximately £4.8bn and Adjusted Operating Profit of approximately £130-140m. These estimates are before the impact of the financial consequences from the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews. Compared to previous guidance, revenue has held up, whereas profitability has weakened predominantly reflecting continued operational under-performance on certain contracts as discussed in the Trading and Operational Update above.

Whilst our budgeting process for 2015 is still far from complete, early indications suggest that 2015 will be more challenging than we thought back in August, partly as a result of issues identified by the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews, and partly because of worsening financial performance on some contracts in the second half of 2014. Although there have been no further major contract losses in recent months, the cumulative impact of all known revenue attrition has increased. There is also significant impact from volume reductions on existing contracts, particularly on the Australian Immigration Services contract which, assuming we are successful in retaining it, will likely be much smaller in 2015; we also expect other reductions in certain areas of US defence work and in project-orientated contracts and partnerships elsewhere. There is offset only in part from known incremental revenue growth and potential new wins reflecting recent weakness in win rates and the pipeline. As a result, we believe that Adjusted Revenue for 2015, before the impact of any disposals, could be around £4bn. The initial divisional plans indicate a substantial profit impact from revenue attrition and volume reductions on existing contracts (many of them at above average margins), as well as margin pressure from rebids and extensions. In addition, it is unlikely that we will be able to adjust our overheads in the short term fast enough to compensate. Taken together, these factors would imply a further decline in the Group's margin to around 2.5%, and an Adjusted Operating Profit for 2015, before the impact of any disposals, of around £100m.

The outcome of progress over the coming months in terms of improving underlying contract performance, securing rebids such as Australian Immigration Services, identifying further cost efficiencies, and completing the various reviews, will continue to inform our view for 2015. The initial plans for 2015 assume approximately £50m benefit from utilising Onerous Contract Provisions expected to be charged in 2014. The finalised budgets still require further adjustment for any other financial consequences of the ongoing reviews, and would also require adjusting for any disposals. There is currently no material difference to 2015 estimates on a 2014 constant currency basis when compared to an estimated reported currency basis at latest spot rates.

For further information please contact Serco:

Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226
Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959 Analyst and institutional investor meeting

A meeting for institutional investors and analysts will be held at J.P. Morgan Cazenove, 60 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0JP at 09:00 (UKT) today. Please arrive from 09:00 to allow time for registration and venue security purposes. The presentation will be webcast live on www.serco.com and subsequently available for replay. A live dial-in facility is also available on +44 (0) 20 7784 1036 (USA: +1 718 354 1152) with participant pin code 3751221. Both the webcast and dial-in will be listen-only facilities for both the presentation and Question & Answer session.

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Direct Occupation of Ukranie by U.S. - Most Ukrainians Would Prefer to Join Russia - Clean Out "Holy Russia" - "Red, Brown and American Plague" - Orthodox Judaic Organizations - Hasidic Judaism Ruling Over a "Black Feast" in Ukraine - Let No One...

Abel Danger - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:13
Source: Russian Insider

Victoria Nuland's "Cookie Recipe" for Ukraine Creates Nightmare Meatloaf

What was supposed to be a quick, textbook regime change has morphed into an international crisis. Now Ukraine and the West have to swallow the nightmare they cooked up
The February coup changed Ukraine forever. The country's constitutional order was shattered and its borders compromised.

This article originally appeared at Sputnik News

The western-backed coup in Kiev was supposed to be a quick and dirty affair. Its elected government would be toppled, politicians and parties wary of "European values" and EU integration would be purged, and Ukraine quickly brought into NATO.

Victoria Nuland's "cookie recipe" for Ukraine was ultimately to serve as a strike against Russia's national security and geopolitical interests.

Well, it didn't actually work out as planned. It may not have been the intention of the Kiev coup leaders and their western patron, but in many ways the tragic Ukraine story changes and challenges some basic political assumptions.

1. Made in Washington: Compromised sovereignty

The February coup changed Ukraine forever. The country's constitution order was shattered and its borders compromised. Crimea voted with its feet and the Donbass has already gone its own way. It is hardly likely the people of "Novorossia" will agree to be ruled by Kiev again. They have been disenfranchised and subjected to military assaults, they have been victims of now well-documented war crimes.

The self-determination of some people who lived in Ukraine and the suffering of the people in the east of the country was something almost unimaginable a year ago. State sovereignty is fragile — even in Europe. Elements of the Maidan protest movement and self-serving oligarchs trusted the "good intentions" of the U.S. State Department and Brussels. What they got in return is a hopelessly divided and broken country. The harsh reality that Ukraine is a failed state will weigh on Europe and Russia for a very long time to come.

2. Kiev wants a romance with an unwilling EU but will get a Russian divorce

What preceded forced regime change in Kiev were protests against democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to postpone an Association agreement with the EU. That's right. He postponed any decision; he did not completely reject the possibility of signing the deal in the future.

At the time Russia had offered to help Ukraine through a tough financial situation to the tune of $15 billion and a generous gas deal. Furthermore, the Kremlin not once, but three times proposed a way to accommodate Russia's trading interests with Ukraine and the EU. Each time the door was slammed in Russia's face.

After the coup the turn to Europe was a given for many who supported the coup. This is not the case for many in Europe and less and less so for the powers-that-be in Brussels. Estimates of the cost of saving Ukraine from complete economic meltdown grow by the billion with every passing month. The EU is unwilling to pay, the IMF is wary of Kiev's reform commitments and the US would rather send military aid. In the short term Ukraine faces bankruptcy and hyperinflation. The longer term may be even bleaker.

The tradition of strong economic and trade ties with Russia is coming to an end and they are unlikely ever to be the same again. Kiev ended one relationship without establishing another to replace Russia. This leaves the country in a very fragile position and Europe has a long-term sick neighbour on its borders.

3. "European values" vs hard realities

Many in western Ukraine and Kiev saw the turn to Europe in terms of embracing an alternative "system of values". Indeed, this is how the titanic changes in Ukraine are sold to western audiences to this day. The so-called protest movement before the coup and since has explained everything as a binary: Europe = good, Russia = bad. This has not only been catastrophic for all Ukrainians, but also for the image Brussels wanted the world to have of the European Union.

Washington is well known for overthrowing governments it doesn't like. NATO since the end of the Cold War too has the reputation for using force as its policy of choice. But this could not be said of the European Union until the Ukraine crisis.

Brussels claimed to be an honest broker and was deeply involved in what would become the February coup. To end the protests in Kiev, EU negotiators called for political reforms and early elections. But when violence was used to overthrow the government, the EU walked away from its own deal.

Brussels should have sanctioned the coup regime immediately to maintain its reputation and claims to the moral high ground. Instead, the Ukraine tragedy is not only an abysmal policy failure of Brussels, but also an exercise in fraud, deceit, and rank arrogance. Soon Brussels will have to answer why it supports a Kiev government that includes patently Nazi elements.

4. Washington gets its desired new Cold War

Washington's neocon crowd never forgave Russia for not completely surrendering after the end of the Cold War. For this group of policy zealots everything is a zero sum game. Instead of folding, Russia merely repositioned itself and went on a modernising drive to preserve, protect and defend its sovereignty.

There is every reason to believe neocons wanted to dismember Russia and sell off its value assets to western corporations for a song. Vladimir Putin put an end to those fantasies (and this is the primary reason why the west demonises him). Putin and his Russia had to be punished for this wayward thinking.

So Washington — with Brussels in a supporting role — decided to capture Ukraine at Russia's geopolitical expense. If that didn't work (and it hasn't) then gut Ukraine and make the Russians pay for this in every way possible. From a neocon perspective "Operation Ukraine" has been an overwhelming success. Every outcome ends with what Washington's neocons have wanted since Putin became Russian president: a new Cold War.

5. Always misunderstanding and underestimating Putin

Vladimir Putin is intentionally misunderstood in the west. As a result he is underestimated. Almost everything western leaders and audiences know about Ukraine comes from the regime in Kiev. This is a closed information loop. Western governments backed the February coup and now support the current leadership in Kiev without question.

The West's media by and large repeats what the Kiev regime says because Washington demands this. So much for the truth and journalism!

On the other hand, read what Putin has said and written about the Ukraine crisis for over a year. Without exception the Russian president has called for compromise, self-determination, de-escalation and, most importantly, dialogue. The West's repeated rejection of all this is a serious political and historical mistake.

Putin has consistently proposed viable solutions for Ukraine, for a crisis that Russia did not create. Now finding a way out of Ukraine's growing debacle may not be possible because of the West's alienation of Putin and Russia. This may be the ultimate disservice the West has bestowed upon Ukraine. In politics some things simply cannot be undone.
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Ukrainian General reveals the Jewish control of Ukraine  
Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk (Ukrainian: Арсеній Петрович Яценюк, Ukrainian pronunciation: [ɐr'sɛnʲij pɛt'rɔvɪt͡ʃ jɐt͡sɛ'nʲuk]; born May 22, 1974) is a Ukrainian politician, economist and lawyer who is the Prime Minister of Ukraine, following the 2014 revolution that removed Viktor Yanukovych from power. Yatsenyuk served in the government of Ukraine as Minister of Economy from 2005 to 2006; subsequently he was Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2007 and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) from 2007 to 2008. Yatsenyuk was one of the leaders of Ukraine's second biggest party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland", and former leader of its parliamentary faction. In September 2014 Yatsenyuk started the new party People's Front.
Victor Pinchuk (Ukrainian: Віктор Михáйлович Пінчýк, Victor Mykhailovych Pinchuk; born December 14, 1960) is a Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist. In March 2012, Forbes ranked him 255th on the list of the wealthiest people in the world, with a fortune of $4.2 billion. Pinchuk is the founder and main owner of EastOne Group LLC, an international investing, project funding and financial advisory company based in London, and of Interpipe, one of Ukraine's leading pipe, wheels and steel producers. Pinchuk is the owner of four TV channels and a popular tabloid, Fakty i Kommentarii. He has been a member of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, for two consecutive terms from 1998 to 2006. He is married to Olena Pinchuk, the daughter of former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.
Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi (Ukrainian: Ігор Валерійович Коломойський; Russian: Игорь Валерьевич Коломойский, Igor Kolomoisky; born February 13, 1963) is a Ukrainian-Cypriot-Israeli business oligarch of Jewish descent and the current Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. A multibillionaire, Kolomoyskyi is rated as the second or third richest person in Ukraine (after Rinat Akhmetov and/or Viktor Pinchuk) since 2006 and 377th richest person in the world by the Forbes (as of 2011.) According to the Forbes, his net worth is USD 3b, while the Korrespondent considers it to be USD 6.5b. Kolomoyskyi is the leading partner of the Privat Group and a de facto chairman of the FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Rinat Leonidovych Akhmetov (Ukrainian: Ріна́т Леоні́дович Ахме́тов [rʲiˈn̪ät̪ ɫɛɔ̝ˈnʲid̪ɔ̝vɨ̞ʈ͡ʂ äxˈmɛt̪ɔ̝v̥], Russian: Рина́т Леони́дович Ахме́тов [rʲɪˈnat lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪt͡ɕ ɐxˈmʲetəf], Tatar: Ринат Леонид улы Әхмәтов; Rinat Leonid uly Akhmetov; born on 21 September 1966) is a Ukrainian businessman and oligarch. He is the founder and President of System Capital Management (SCM), and is ranked among the wealthiest men in the nation. As of April 2014, he was listed as the 101st richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of US 11.6 billion. There have been claims Akhmetov has been involved in organized crime.  Akhmetov is also the owner and President of the Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2006–2007 and 2007–2012 Akhmetov was a member of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) for the Party of Regions.During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine, Akhmetov is said to be a financial backer of separatist militants in Donetsk according to some pro-Ukrainian activists. However this is questionable as he has issued statements supporting a united Ukraine and provided workers to clear barricades and accompany police on patrol. Akhmetov himself made numerous statements since March 2014, appealing for integrity of Ukraine and finding peaceful solutions of the crisis.
Dmytro Vasylovych Firtash (Ukrainian: Дмитро́ Васи́льович Фі́рташ) is a Ukrainian businessman, investor and philanthropist. He is Head of the board of directors of Group DF,[1] President of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine (FEU), Chairman of the National Tripartite Social and Economic Council (NTSEC), Co-Chairman of Domestic and Foreign Investors Advisory Council under the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, member of the Committee for Economic Reforms under the President of Ukraine. Firtash was born on 2 May 1965 in Bohdanivka (within Zalishchiky Raion of Ternopil oblast), Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union; now Synkiv, Ukraine.
Yaakov Dov Bleich (born 1964) is an American-born rabbi and member of the Karlin-Stolin Hasidic dynasty. He has been widely recognized as Chief Rabbi of Kiev and all of Ukraine since 1990 and has served as vice-president of the World Jewish Congress since 2009. He graduated from Telshe Yeshiva High School in Chicago, Illinois where he began his rabbinical studies. From 1984-1986, he studied at the Karlin Stolin Rabbinical Institute in Jerusalem, and received his Rabbinical ordination (semicha) at Yeshiva Karlin Stolin in Brooklyn.
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in August 1936 as an international federation of Jewish communities and organizations. According to its mission statement, the World Jewish Congress' main purpose is to act as "the diplomatic arm of the Jewish people." Membership in the WJC is open to all representative Jewish groups or communities, irrespective of the social, political or economic ideology of the community's host country. The World Jewish Congress headquarters are in New York City, US, and the organization maintains international offices in Brussels, Belgium; Jerusalem, Israel; Paris, France; Moscow, Russia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Geneva, Switzerland. The WJC has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Hasidic Judaism from the Hebrew: חסידות‎ (Sephardic pronunciation: IPA: [ħasiˈdut]; Ashkenazic pronunciation: IPA: [χaˈsidus]), meaning "piety" (or "loving-kindness"), is a branch of Orthodox Judaism that promotes spirituality through the popularization and internalization of Jewish mysticism as the fundamental aspect of the faith. It was founded in 18th-century Eastern Europe by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov as a reaction against overly legalistic Judaism. His example began the characteristic veneration of leadership in Hasidism as embodiments and intercessors of Divinity for the followers. Contrary to this, Hasidic teachings cherished the sincerity and concealed holiness of the unlettered common folk, and their equality with the scholarly elite. The emphasis on the Immanent Divine presence in everything gave new value to prayer and deeds of kindness, alongside rabbinical supremacy of study, and replaced historical mystical (kabbalistic) and ethical (musar) asceticism and admonishment with Simcha, encouragement, and daily fervor.
Chabad, also known as Habad, Lubavitch, and Chabad-Lubavitch, is a Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement. Chabad is today one of the world's best known Hasidic movements and is well known for its outreach. Organizationally, it is the largest Jewish religious organization in the world. Founded in 1755 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the name "Chabad" (Hebrew: חב"ד) is a Hebrew acronym for Chochmah, Binah, Da'at (חכמה, בינה, דעת): "Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge" which represent the intellectual underpinnings of the movement. The name "Lubavitch" is the Yiddish name for the originally Belorussian village Lyubavichi where the movement's leaders lived for over 100 years.
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#2182: Marine Links Serco Ammo Center to Sister’s HUBZone SWAT Teams, Down Low Civil War

Abel Danger - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:58
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's procurement of hollow-point bullets through the United States Defense Ammunition Center to his sister Kristine "Con Air" Marcy’s launch of a HUBZone SWAT Team network in 1998 and the alleged ongoing attempts by Michelle Obama's associates in the Down Low Club to provoke a second American civil war.

"To this day, people in Chicago are still scared about being murdered for talking about Barack Obama being gay or about what goes on at Trinity United with the still-active "Down Low Club". Young, gay, black men are mentored into the club and are eventually paired up with often unattractive and difficult to deal with straight black women who never have boyfriends (since guys don't want to have anything to do with them). A friend of mine in the "Think Squad" of prominent black professionals I talk to regularly calls these women "heifers" and says it's very common for "cake boys" to be paired up with "heifers" so that "dummies are fooled" into thinking they are straight."

McConnell claims that Michelle Obama set up the Down Low Club in Chicago after a visit to Washington in 1991 where she allegedly met with Kristine Marcy, Maureen Baginski and their Senior Executive Service colleagues to plan the deployment of a private network of paramilitaries who would be apparently available for law enforcement in or near major cities but, in reality, could be deployed as agents provocateurs or first responders at false-flag crime scenes.

McConnell believes that Serco's Maureen Baginski has armed and trained Marcy's HUBZone SWAT Teams for a second civil war and she has ordered Michelle Obama to test and manipulate public perception of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri to see who could safely be blamed for any attempted assassination of Barack Obama.

McConnell invites those concerned to investigate the Airbus Telemetry and Command Station at Oakhanger UK where Serco agents have allegedly structured a Red Switch bypass of the White House to make Barack Obama an apparent target for a failed assassination attempt while his wife directs Marcy's HUBZone SWAT teams to overthrow the American government by force.

Prequel 1: #2160: Marine Links Serco Hollow Point EOCs to Red Switch Cake-Boy's Coup d'État

Prequel 2: #2157 Marine Links Con Air Sister, Pig Farm Paulson to Serco Ammo, Bibeau Head

Prequel 3: #2154 Marine Links Serco's Ammo Center Pedo-Tags to Paulson Raids On Starnet, Parliament Hill

Serco... Would you like to know more?
Defense Ammunition Center 
 


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"HUBZone is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small companies that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). The HUBZone program was created [by former SBA Chief Operating Officer Kristine "Con Air" Marcy] in response to the HUBZone Empowerment Act created by the US Congress in 1998"

"Ain’t that Amerika?
Posted on February 14, 2014 
by William Norman Grigg
A paramilitary team operated by North Carolina's Wilson County Sheriff's Office recently executed what was described as a "high risk search warrant" on a narcotics suspect. The members of the "Emergency Response Team," clad in black armor, bucket helmets, and balaclavas, found what "nearly a pound of marijuana" – which could be the yield from a single healthy plant – and a single handgun.

A photograph taken by an embedded correspondent for the Wilson Times newspaper showed two of the masked SWAT operators in full military regalia. One of them bore, 'mid snow and ice, a tactical shield inscribed with a strange device – "Defender."

To those not of an Orwellian cast of mind, it’s not clear what or whom the stormtroopers were defending. Peace officers don’t dress that way, nor do they conduct military-style raids to arrest people suspected of non-violent offenses. Perhaps most importantly, peace officers don’t wear masks to hide their identity from the people they are supposedly protecting.

Many of the federal operatives who carried out the 1992 siege against the Randy Weaver family at Ruby Ridge, Idaho were cloaked in ski masks. The same was true of the berserkers from the combined FBI-Delta Force death squad that annihilated the Branch Davidians at Mt. Carmel the following April.

The federal marshals sent to "liberate" Elian Gonzalez from his Miami relatives in 2000 wore military helmets and goggles during the actual raid, but insisted on being masked during the post-raid press conference. During immigration enforcement sweeps carried out by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the deputies acting on behalf of the Mussolini of Maricopa County will often wear balaclavas as they drag people out of cars or away from fast-food restaurants. In one particularly memorable incident, a mother was stopped for a traffic violation and seized from her car at gunpoint by goons in ski masks while her children shrieked in terror.

Beginning in the late 1990s, masked and heavily-armed SWAT operatives with Fresno, California's "Violent Crime Suppression Unit" (VCSU) would patrol targeted neighborhoods seven nights a week. Rather than investigating crimes and arresting suspects, the VCSU conducted what the military calls "contact patrols" – that is, they prowl "like a wolf pack" (to use the department’s description) and see what trouble they could stir up.

"'Contacts' generally involve swooping onto street corners, forcing pedestrians to the ground, searching them, running warrant checks, taking photos, and entering all the new 'intelligence' into a state database from computer terminals in each patrol car," recalled crime reporter Christian Parenti in his book Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. Every neighborhood was considered a "war zone," and all of the inhabitants therein were treated as "enemy combatants."


"If you're 21, male, living in one of these neighborhoods, and you’re not in our computer, then there's definitely something wrong," insisted VCSU officer Paul Boyer. This isn't because such people are unjustly abused innocent people, but rather particularly devious "enemy combatants" who had somehow escaped the dragnet.

The VCSU would often take part in joint paramilitary operations with the FBI, DEA, and the San Francisco Police Department. Those raids were not conducted pursuant to warrants or probable cause regarding specific crimes, but were carried out as a "Shock and Awe"-style displays of military superiority by the local occupation authority. The agencies involved in these raids referred to their approach as "clear and hold" – a phrase that would later be employed by U.S. military personnel conducting occupation missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

"I feel bad for the innocent women and children that were here," stated SFPD narcotics lieutenant Kitt Crenshaw after a nighttime military raid terrorized an apartment complex and netted a minuscule amount of marijuana, “but in a way they do bear some responsibility for harboring drug dealers."

In that statement we find an eerie foreshadowing of the sadistic, dismissive statement from the operator of an attack helicopter during the atrocity captured in the "Collateral Murder" video. Informed that two children had been severely wounded in the unprovoked attack, one of the assailants sneered: "Well, it’s their fault for bringing their kids into a battle."

Bear in mind that the military raids in which Crenshaw and his comrades participated were carried out in Fresno, California, not Iraq – and they took place years before the 9/11 attacks.

Remember: This was taking place in the United States of America before the 9/11 attacks, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security."

"Homeland Security Explains Plan To Purchase More Than 1.6 Billion Bullets: Buying In Bulk Is Cheaper
 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
Posted: 02/14/2013 2:26 pm EST Updated: 04/16/2013 5:12 am EDT
WASHINGTON -- Online rumors about a big government munitions purchase are true, sort of.

The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them – roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States – for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.

Published federal notices about the ammo buy have agitated conspiracy theorists since the fall. That's when conservative radio host Alex Jones spoke of an "arms race against the American people" and said the government was "gearing up for total collapse, they're gearing up for huge wars." The government's explanation is much less sinister.

Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as "strategic sourcing contracts," which help the government get a low price for a big purchase, says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.

Dixon said one of the contracts would allow Homeland Security to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years for its training facilities. The rounds are used for basic and advanced law enforcement training for federal law enforcement agencies under the department's umbrella. The facilities also offer firearms training to tens of thousands of federal law enforcement officers. More than 90 federal agencies and 70,000 agents and officers used the department's training center last year.

The rest of the 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition would be purchased by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal government's second largest criminal investigative agency.

ICE's ammunition requests in the last year included: 
_450 million rounds of .40-caliber duty ammunition 
_40 million rounds of rifle ammunition a year for as many as five years, for a total bullet-buy of 200 million rounds 
_176,000 rifle rounds on a separate contract 
_25,000 blank rounds

The Homeland Security ammo buy is not the first time the government's bullets purchases have sparked concerns on the Internet. The same thing happened last year when the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was buying 174,000 hollow point bullets.

Jonathan L. Lasher, the agency's assistant inspector general for external relations, said those bullets were for the Social Security inspector general's office, which has about 295 agents who investigate Social Security fraud and other crimes.

Jones the talk-show host did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”

"Defense Ammunition Center (DAC)
Contract Type: Fixed Price 
Period of Performance: 10/1/2008 to 9/30/2013

Project Overview:

Since 2008, Serco has assisted DAC with the analysis, design, development, implementation, management/ administration, and evaluation of integrated, enterprise-wide and component-specific training, learning, knowledge management, and strategic human resource management interventions that are critical to achieving their mission. Serco holds an OPM TMA TO with DAC and also a contract through GSA Millenia Lite. When the GSA contract could not support all of DACs needs, Serco recommended the use of the OPM TMA vehicle. Through these contracts, Serco provides training program management support to deliver multi-faceted best practice solutions in training development and delivery, knowledge management, portal technologies, course conversions (ILT and CBT to WBT), mobile performance applications, and Learning Management Systems support. Serco applies the ADDIE model to all course development activities including ILT, WBT, and leading-edge technologies including mobile performance applications. Serco provided LMS support and also developed and continues to manage DAC’s Ammunition Community of Excellence. … The CoP provides a repository of relevant materials, a forum for collaborative sharing of information, and an “Ask an Expert” capability for soldiers to receive answers to their questions from qualified DAC resources. The CoP enjoys more than 10,000 active members and has received numerous accolades from appreciative members. Most recently, Serco proposed the inclusion of mobile application tools and games to reinforce training and provide continuous and “in the field” performance support. To date, Serco has developed six mobile apps which have been distributed for both the iOS (Apple App Store) and Android (Google Play) environments. Together, these apps have reached over 15,000 soldiers and have allowed DAC to become a center of excellence in this burgeoning training environment. Intended or Achieved Result:

Through the design and delivery of customized instructor-led, web-based training and distribution of mobile performance supports, Serco has increased the number of DAC learners by 10–15% year over year. Serco has increased the number of DAC learners reached annually by 10%–15% via varied modalities.

In 2011 alone:

110,000 Soldiers took a Serco-authored DAC Distance Learning course
15,000 Soldiers participated in a Serco-developed, DAC-sponsored ILT course
15,000 people used the Serco-administrated DAC Ammunition CoP to discover information, references or collaborate with other ammunition professionals"

Yours sincerely,


Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation
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#2181: Marine Links Hagel Resignation to Serco Command Authority Red-Switch Bypass

Abel Danger - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:32
Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation to Serco's Vice President of Intelligence Business and National Security Advisor Maureen Baginski who is allegedly helping Obama to contact ISIS leaders directly and bypass the National Command Authority Red Switch Network.

McConnell invites those who may be concerned to investigate Baginski's Serco agents at the Airbus Telemetry and Command Station at Oakhanger UK who appear to have structured the Red Switch bypass so that Obama appears to have given Hagel an authority to attack the ISIS chain of command while he simultaneously supplied ISIS leaders with the money, intelligence and ammunition they need to overthrow the legitimate governments of Syria and Iraq.

Prequel 1: #2180: Marine Links Serco CDP Kaya Kill Chip to Gorelick Down Low Demolition, Twin Towers Otis Bombs

Prequel 2: #2137 Marine Links Serco's White-House Cake-Boy Red-Switch Bypass to Navy SEALs TF Warrior Wrongful Deaths

Abel Danger 11 5 2014 Virgin Murder to
Serco's Oakhanger Bypass of 
HMG's Chain of Command 
British Hostage Beheaded By ISIS Jihadi"British John"
 
"24 November 2014 Last updated at 12:54 ET
US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigns
Chuck Hagel announces he is to step down as US defence secretary
Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the top post.

President Barack Obama confirmed his resignation and paid tribute to his "class and integrity".

Mr Hagel, 68, a Vietnam war veteran and former Republican senator, said it had been his life's "greatest privilege".

Last month, it was reported that he was sharply critical of the US strategy against Islamic State and in relation to the Syria regime.He will stay on as secretary until his successor is confirmed.

An unnamed official told the Associated Press news agency that Mr Hagel and Mr Obama both "determined that it was time for new leadership in the Pentagon" and had been discussing the move for weeks.

Mr Obama said Mr Hagel had come to him to discuss the "appropriate time to complete his service".

The US president said he was "extraordinary lucky" to have Mr Hagel by his side as defence secretary and praised him for forging a strong bond with US troops.

Mr Hagel is the first enlisted combat veteran to serve in the role. In a brief statement, Mr Hagel said it had been the "great privilege of my life to lead and most importantly to serve the men and women of the defence department".

Analysis, Jon Sopel, North America Editor
Chuck Hagel is a friendly, no-nonsense defence secretary. He was also the one Republican in the White House national security set-up. But that may be of lesser importance than him being appointed to do one task in the Pentagon, only to find that the job description has changed fundamentally.

He was the man appointed to bring the troops home and pare back the huge defence budget. But then Islamic State came along and all the calculations changed, and Mr Obama and his defence chief found themselves at odds.

There was a lack of clear strategy, perhaps because Mr Obama and Mr Hagel didn't agree on what it should be. And after mid-term political defeats, the president needs a military win. So a change at the top will be an important symbol of that determination. Which of course leaves the question, did he jump or was he pushed? Probably a bit of both.

Mr Hagel, who served as Republican senator for his home state of Nebraska for 12 years, became critical of US involvement in Iraq despite voting to authorise the war.

He replaced Leon Panetta as defence secretary in Mr Obama's second term, taking on the task of winding down the Afghanistan war and making a military shift towards Asia.

But the future of US military policy has changed amid air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria. "The next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus," an unnamed White House official told the New York Times, which first broke the story.

US media report there was increasing tension between Mr Hagel and the administration over decisions in Syria and working styles, citing Hagel confidantes and senior defence officials. Republican Senator John McCain said he knew the defence secretary "was frustrated with aspects of the administration's national security policy and decision-making process".

Mr McCain said Mr Obama needed to realise "current failures on national security more often lie with his administration's misguided policies".

Mr Obama did not name a replacement for Mr Hagel on Monday. Once named, the nominee would have to be confirmed by the Senate.

Among those being considered as replacements for Mr Hagel is Michele Flournoy, the former Pentagon policy chief during Mr Obama's first term. If nominated and confirmed Ms Flournoy would be the first female US defence secretary.”

"Ms. Maureen A. Baginski has been Chief Executive Officer of National Security Partners, LLC since December 19, 2011. Ms. Baginski served as the Vice President of Intelligence Business and National Security Advisor of Serco, Inc., since December 2009. Ms. Baginski has been Senior Corporate Vice President and President of National Security Systems Sector at SPARTA, Inc. Ms. Baginski is an executive with extensive experience in the Intelligence Community, and has held progressively more challenging roles within the federal government and the private sector. She has a distinguished background with almost three decades of service in the United States Intelligence Community. Ms. Baginski served as the President of National Security Systems Sector of Cobham Analytic Solutions, since October 23, 2006 and its Senior Corporate Vice President since October 2006. Ms. Baginski served as a Member of Federal Advisory Board at Benchmark Executive Search. She served as a Director of Intelligence at McLean-based BearingPoint Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Baginski served as the FBI's Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence where she was responsible for establishing and managing the FBIs first-ever intelligence program, including technology acquisition and workforce development. Her mission was to adapt FBI intelligence capabilities with information technologies to create an intelligence-sharing operation that could identify threats before they become attacks. From 1979 to 2003, Ms. Baginski served at the National Security Agency (NSA), where she held a variety of positions, including Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Director, Senior Operations Office in the National Security Operations Center; Executive Assistant to the Director (Lt. General Minihan), Executive Assistant to the Director of NSA/Central Security Service, Chief Office of the Director; Assistant Deputy Director of Technology and Systems, and lead analyst for the Soviet Union. As SIGINT Director, Director of Policy under the next NSA Director (Lt. General Hayden) and Director of Customer Relations. Ms. Baginski successfully established and directed a unified program to exploit encrypted or denied information on global networks. Leading the NSA's Signals Intelligence Directorate, the Nation's high technology cryptologic organization, she managed a complex, geographically dispersed, distributed information production. Ms. Baginski has been a Director of Serco Services, Inc. (formerly, SI International Inc.) since October 2006. Ms. Baginski served as a Director of Argon ST, Inc., from October 2006 to August 5, 2010. She was a Director in Bearing Point's Intelligence Sector. Prior to that, Ms. Baginski had a long and distinguished career in the US Intelligence Community, where she served for twenty-seven years. She serves as a Member of the Defense Science Board at United States Department Of Defense. She has received two Presidential Rank Awards, two Director of Central Intelligence National Achievement Medals, NSA's Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the Director of Military Intelligence''s Leadership Award. Ms. Baginski is recognized as being the first-ever recipient of NSA''s Outstanding Leadership Award, an award voted upon and bestowed by the Nsa Workforce. Ms. Baginski has testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security, has appeared on CNN, and has been featured in U.S. News and World Report which dubbed her the FBI''s ''Vision Lady and recognized her then as the third most powerful FBI official. Ms. Baginski is a graduate of the University of Albany, She holds a BA and MA in Slavic Languages and Linguistics as well as an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for service to the nation."

"Obama On Oval Office Tech: Where Are The 'Cool Phones'?
| By By JIM KUHNHENN
Posted: 04/15/2011 10:04 am EDT Updated: 06/15/2011 5:12 am EDT
WASHINGTON -- Turns out President Barack Obama would like a phone upgrade.

The president, in an unscripted moment with donors in Chicago, was talking about the need to innovate in technology. "The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff," he said during a small fundraising event at a Chicago restaurant. "I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn't happen."

The president made his off-the-cuff remarks with donors as he took questions and after reporters had been ushered out of the event. But the question and answer session was piped back to Washington by mistake and into the press briefing area where a few reporters were still working late. Obama apparently was responding to a question about bottlenecks in technological innovation and he used his White House experience as an example. In response to another question, he used Thursday's visit to the White House by the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, [Qatar is the funding base for ISIS with money laundered through Serco's dirty banker HSBC and the base for Al-Jazeera wag the dog propaganda courtesy of BBC] to make a point about the need for good job opportunities.

"I had the emir of Qatar come by the Oval Office today," Obama said. "Pretty influential guy. He is a big booster, big promoter of democracy all throughout the Middle East. Reform, reform, reform. ... Now he himself is not reforming significantly. There's no big move toward democracy in Qatar. But you know part of the reason is that the per capita income of Qatar is $145,000 a year. That will dampen a lot of conflict. "I make this point only because if there is opportunity, if people feel their lives can get better, then a lot of these problems get solved."”

"February 4, 2012
Does Obama really lack cool phones?
In April last year, US president Obama told some fundraisers that he was disappointed by the communications equipment he found in the White House: "I always thought I was gonna have like really cool phones and stuff," he said during a Q&A session with contributors at a fund-raising meeting in Chicago on April 14, 2011.

"We can't get our phones to work." Acting out his exasperation, he said: "Come on, guys. I'm the president of the United States! Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn't happen."

Obama made these remarks after the press pool had left and may not have realized some reporters back at the White House could still hear his comments. The president was probably responding to a question about bottlenecks in technological innovation and he used his White House experience as an example.

A lot of people would probably like to believe these remarks of the president, symbolizing the outdated state of the federal government. But in fact, what Obama said, isn't quite true.

In 2006-2007 president George W. Bush had the White House Situation Room completely renovated, providing it with state-of-the-art communications facilities. Since then the real Situation Room has all the phones and videoscreens and other stuff, which was before only seen in movies.

Also, when Obama took over the office in January 2009, he found quite a cool phone on the presidential desk in the Oval Office: an Integrated Services Telephone 2, or IST-2. This is a so called red phone (I'll explain that term in a later blog post) capable of making both secure and non-secure calls from one single instrument:

The IST-2 was installed in the White House in 2007. It's a phone specially designed for the US Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), which connects the president and the Pentagon with all major military command centers. These new phones were part of an upgrade of the communications system, which became necessary after some serious communication problems occurred during the 9/11 attacks.

Therefore, the problems caused by outdated equipment should have been solved under president Bush. This would leave nothing to complain about for Obama anymore.

But there's another interesting fact. Only a few weeks before Obama made his aforementioned remarks in April 2011, the rather rare IST-phone had just been replaced by two more ordinary sets:

Now we see a Cisco 7975G Unified IP Phone (with expansion module 7916) behind a Avaya/Lucent 8520T on Obama's desk. This Lucent phone is from the most widely used business phone series worldwide, but is dating back to the mid-nineties. The Cisco 7975G is a VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone, and as such also one of the most widely used.

Both are high-end multiline models, with many functions and large displays, with the Cisco one even having a full colour touchscreen. This phone is also "cool", not because of having the military grade specifications or the exclusiveness like the IST-2, but because the phone (and its ringtone in particular) became an almost iconic item from the highly popular tv-series 24:

This series, which was broadcasted between 2001 and 2010, shaped people's imagination of the presidency and was in many ways a forerunner of reality. For example there was a popular black president (David Palmer) years before Obama was elected, and much of the fancy communications equipment from the series, like video teleconferencing, was implemented in the real White House Situation Room in 2007. And now the real president also has the same cool Cisco phone as the heroes used in the tv-series.

So, as we have seen, Obama didn't really tell the truth. The story he told the fundraisers was true during the beginning of the Bush administration, but not during his. Obama actually has some quite cool phones at his disposal, but maybe the only thing is that he just doesn't realize that ;-)"

Yours sincerely,


Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation
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